Diversity in higher education

Diversity in higher education refers to the situation where students, teachers and other staff members come from various backgrounds: socioeconomic, ethnic, cultural, religious, etc. Diversity is believed to enrich the educational experience, promote personal growth and enhance the university’s functioning in general (ACE 2012; Claeys-Kulik et al. 2019: 18).



American Council on Education (ACE) (2012) On the importance of diversity in higher education, available at: www.acenet.edu/Documents/BoardDiversityStatement-June2012.pdf.


Claeys-Kulik, A., Jørgensen, T.E. and Stöber, H. (2019) Diversity, equity and inclusion in European higher education institutions. Results from the INVITED project. European University Association, available at: https://eua.eu/downloads/publications/web_diversity%20equity%20and%20inclusion%20in%20european%20higher%20education%20institutions.pdf.