The European Institute of Management and Technology (EIMT) is committed to the active and systematic promotion of diversity and prevention of discrimination. As a premier education and research institution, active in Europe and worldwide, EIMT embraces diversity as a core value. EIMT supports diversity-friendly and inclusive research, teaching, studies, academic self-organization, and administration. With reference to the Federal Constitution of the Swiss Confederation, EIMT tolerates no discrimination.
“Federal Constitution of the Swiss Confederation, Article 8, paragraphs 1 and 2: Every person is equal before the law. No person may be discriminated against, in particular on grounds of origin, race, gender, age, language, social position, way of life, religious, ideological, or political convictions, or because of a physical, mental or psychological disability.”
EIMT is committed to a living culture of diversity. EIMT employees and students treat each other with appreciation, respect, and openness, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, origin, religion, sexual orientation, social or professional status, or language. contact. In meeting each other, we welcome the opportunity to broaden our horizons, learn from each other, and overcome new challenges.
Assuming social responsibility
Against the backdrop of societal change, EIMT raises Institution members’ awareness of current issues and requirements regarding diversity and inclusion. EIMT sustainably supports its members in acquiring and strengthening the required skills.
Facilitating discrimination-free participation
EIMT recognizes and respects everyone as an individual. EIMT promotes equal opportunity and non-discriminatory participation in research, research and employment. We provide development and career opportunities according to our members' talents and interests. EIMT considers the personal and social responsibilities of its employees and students wherever possible.
Driving performance and competitiveness through diversity
EIMT promotes attractive conditions for studies, research, and employment. EIMT supports inter and transdisciplinary exchange and knowledge transfer and thereby strengthens its positioning as an ideal place to teach, study, and work. EIMT values diversity as an important scientific resource and strives to recognize, support, and apply the diverse skills and potentials of its members to tackle current and future challenges.
Recognizing diversity as a comprehensive task
EIMT strives to integrate diversity and inclusion aspects into its management tools and processes as part of its organizational development. We believe that diversity is an issue that affects all departments and members.
Defining and implementing objectives
EIMT complements this diversity policy with an implementation plan. The implementation plan defines diversity and inclusion goals and outlines strategic and operational measures to achieve these goals. EIMT provides appropriate resources for the coordination, implementation, and periodic evaluation of these measures.
Protecting against discrimination
EIMT adopts appropriate preventive and reactive measures to protect its members against discrimination in any specific case and thus ensures legal liability. EIMT may take affirmative action to enable structurally disadvantaged groups to fully participate in all areas of Institution life.
Promoting diversity-friendly communication
EIMT staff and students maintain a diverse and inclusive communication style. EIMT is committed to preventing the reproduction of verbal and visual stereotypes and providing its members with barrier-free and non-discriminatory access to information.
Adopted by the Senate of the Institution on 2nd January 2023.