As an inclusive organisation, Hasselt University constantly works to enhance access to higher education, increase educational opportunities, and make all students and staff feel at home.
The decision to define inclusion as one of its four main priorities highlights Hasselt University's unrelenting commitment to gender and inclusion. In the past few years, several initiatives were taken:
To foster a more inclusive organisation, UHasselt established a steering committee with representatives and experts from central services and Faculties. The so-called Inclusion Committee formulates strategic and operational policy. It is mandated to align the ‘UHasselt Gender Policy Plan’ and all policy relating to gender and diversity issues – in education, research, internationalisation, human resources, etc. – with the overarching strategy of UHasselt. It also advises the University on potential measures and monitors the indicators intended.
At the start of the academic year, Hasselt University and Het Belang van Limburg hand out the Inclusivity Award to an extraordinary individual or group committed to advancing inclusion at UHasselt.
The award wants to provide a tailwind to initiatives set up by UHasselt students, alumni and staff that enhance higher education participation of disadvantaged youth. The winner receives a cheque of 1,500 euros. Are you committed to advancing inclusion at Hasselt University? Or do you know someone who is? Nominate yourself or that person/group for the Inclusivity Award! Stay tuned for more information on the Inclusivity Award 2022.
In 2020, the 'Diversity Award' was changed into the 'Inclusivity Award'.