Göttingen Diversity Research Institute

Göttingen Diversity Research Institute

Welcome to the website of the Göttingen Diversity Research Institute!

The Göttingen Diversity Research Institute researches processes of diversification and their consequences. The Institute’s primary aim is to develop research on diversity and processes of diversification, both theoretically and empirically. We focus in particular on organisational issues.
Other areas of interest include the micro level, the macro level and the symbolic order.

We are interested in the following questions:


  • How, when and why do organisations respond to diversity?
  • Which societal processes and tendencies lead to diversification and diversity?
  • How, and to what extent, are individuals affected by different dimensions of diversity?
  • How are diversity management policies perceived by universities, businesses, governments, the press, etc.?



The Institute also advises the University of Göttingen in implementing diversity management policies that are research-based and research-oriented.


10th European Feminist Research Conference 2018 in Göttingen

The 10th European Feminist Research Conference, entitled "Difference, Diversity, Diffraction: Confronting Hegemonies and Dispossessions" will take place from September 12 - 15 2018 in Göttingen.

This international conference takes place every three years since 1991 and it is one of the major opportunities for feminist, queer and gender studies scholars, activists, artists and policy makers from all over Europe and across disciplinary boundaries to gather and exchange experiences.2018 it will take place in Germany for the first time. The Diversity Research Institute and the Göttingen Centre for Gender Studies have have acquired funds from the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) in order to prepare, carry out and document the 10. European Feminist Research Conference (EFRC). Watch this space for more information!

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Video about the International Summer School "Globalization and Diversity" and Save the Date for 2018!

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This year's International Summer School "Globalization and Diversity" in Göttingen has been captured on video. Watch it on youtube and hear about students' and organisers' perspectives on the event.

Save the Date!
The next International Summer School "Globalization and Diversity" will take place from August 2 - 16 2018 in Göttingen. More information can be found here.

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