Gender Equality and Diversity Policy
equality and diversity is a priority for the University of Crete, as stated in
its policy and mission. This includes, amongst other goals, ensuring that all
people -regardless of gender, social background, physical condition and
socioeconomic status- have equal rights to participate in academic life, integrating
the objectives into and implementing equality indicators within the University
management, incorporating these values into its institutional regulations and increasing
awareness of gender equality and diversity in all members of the university and
the local community.
University of Crete, respecting its democratic principles and acknowledging the
major importance of developing policies for gender diversity and equality,
formed the Gender Equality Committee in June 2020, as an advisory body to the
University Senate and the Administrations of the Faculties and Departments. The
goals of the Committee are to promote gender equality throughout education, research and administration
procedures to contribute to the prevention and/or confrontation of gender
discrimination and sexism as well as to provide mediation and accountability services in cases of
discrimination; to organize events in order to raise awareness about discrimination
and gender competence; to promote the inclusion of the gender perspective
in education and research, and to systematically collect and analyze data
related to gender equality and diversion in the academic community.
The University of Crete will continue to
develop and implement programs aimed at equality and diversity-related areas
with potential for improvement, identified by the ongoing data analysis process.
For more information please visit the official website of the Gender Equality Commitee of the University of Crete.