Diversity Day 2024

Diversity and social sustainability: broadening perspectives together

The University of Stuttgart is using this year's nationwide Diversity Day on May 28, 2024 to highlight the link between diversity and social sustainability.

Why is it essential for all of us to address diversity as a university-wide responsibility? What do we mean by social sustainability and what does it have to do with diversity? What impact do these topics have on the future sustainability of our university?

We want to hear as many opinions as possible and invite you to this year's Diversity Day on May 28, 2024, to engage in an open exchange on these and other questions. All interested parties are cordially invited - both university members and external. Refreshments will be provided at this event.


Campus Vaihingen/ former campus.guest building
Universitätsstraße 34
Room U34.150
70569 Stuttgart


From 8.30 a.m.

Arrival, conversation

9 a.m.

Welcome speech from Rector, Prof. Dr. Wolfram Ressel

9:10 a.m.

Interview by auditor Dr. Isabell Lisberg-Haag with Anna Steiger, Chancellor of the University of Stuttgart

9:20 a.m.

Keynote speech and subsequent discussion on diversity and social sustainability, Gundula Büker and Rocío Rueda Ortiz (EPiZ, Entwicklungspädagogisches Informationszentrum Reutlingen).

10 a.m.


10:15 a.m.

Interview by the auditor Dr. Isabell Lisberg-Haag with Karin Schönwetter from kyndryl (Vice President – Practice Leader Core Enterprise & zCloud) and member of the University of Stuttgart's external Diversity Advisory Board on the subject of social sustainability in her company.

10:30 a.m.

World Café: Topic groups and table hosts

  1. Social sustainability – what is it? | Gundula Büker, EPiZ, Information Centre for Global Learning, Reutlingen
  2. Communication – sustainable!? | Dr. Jutta Witte, University Communications, University of Stuttgart
  3. Internationalization – diversity – social sustainability | Dr. Andreas Riffel, Division 2 – International Office, Head of Department, University of Stuttgart
  4. Socially sustainable teaching | Dr. Saskia Schabio, Institute of Literary Studies, Luisa Hoffmann, Green Office, University of Stuttgart and Miriam Rommel, One World Promoter for the Higher Education Sector
  5. Sustainability for/from students | Philip Westphal, stuvus Department for Sustainability, University of Stuttgart
  6. Sustainable actions in everyday university life | Dr. Stefan Dietrich, Regional Promoter Rhein-Neckar-Odenwald, Eine-Welt-Zentrum Heidelberg e.V.
  7. Sustainable use of rooms/spaces | Andreas Braun, Head of Division 8 – Planning and Construction, University of Stuttgart
  8. Career paths at the University of Stuttgart | Prof. Dr. Silke Wieprecht, Vice Rector for Diversity and Internationalization
  9. Open table: your ideas
12:15 p.m.

Insight into the results of the topic groups, summary and outlook

1 p.m.

Joint conclusion, exchange and networking over a finger food buffet (free of charge) on the Campus Beach.

*The morning will be accompanied by a live visualizer for graphic recording. This event will be conducted in German. However, English-language contributions are welcome at any time. Childcare is available free of charge from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parent-child room (Pfaffenwaldring 57). If required, please sign up for this by May 7. There will be a quiet room near the event room for individual breaks.


For better planning, please register by May 20, 2024, preferably by e-mail to Barbara Scheubert, Diversity Management Officer. You are also very welcome to inform us of any requirements, for example regarding accessibility. 

Childcare is offered free of charge from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parent-child room (Pfaffenwaldring 57). If required, please register by e-mail by May 7. 

All interested parties - both university members and the general public - are cordially invited. Attendance during working hours is permitted.

Diversity Day #DDT24

The University of Stuttgart will host the German Diversity Day for the sixth consecutive year in 2024. In 2017, the University of Stuttgart signed the Diversity Charter with the aim of creating an open-minded (working) environment that recognizes and promotes diversity.


This image shows Silke Wieprecht

Silke Wieprecht

Prof. Dr.

Vice Rector for Diversity and Internationalization

This image shows Barbara Scheubert

Barbara Scheubert


Consultant for Diversity Management

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