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Tasks

The committee is responsible for ensuring that action is taken on initiatives that promote diversity and gender equality at AU. The goal is to create significant, measurable progress. The committee must maintain a special focus on areas with limited progress or areas that need special attention in order to achieve the goal of open, diverse and attractive environments.     

  • Prepares an action plan for diversity and gender equality at AU every four years – the first action plan must have a special focus on women in research and management. The action plan must be approved by the senior management team.
  • Identifies cultural and structural barriers to diversity and gender equality in research and management at AU.
  • Suggests tools that may be implemented to ensure diversity and gender equality in research and management.
  • Submits a report to the senior management team annually. The report, which will be published, must include the status of the action plan and data on gender balance in research and management at AU.
  • Is responsible for organising an event every other year on 8 March that focuses on diversity and gender equality at AU. The next event will take place on 8 March 2020.
  • Has a continuous focus on how to ensure local anchoring and action based on approved initiatives.

 

 Terms of reference for the Committee (in Danish)

Meetings

Meetings in 2019: 23 August    

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