About Enhance IDM!

Enhanced Programme Leadership for Inclusion and Diversity Management in Higher Education

Enhance IDM! will develop tools and trainings for study programme leaders who aim to improve their diversity competence and help them to foster diversity awareness of their staff and within their higher education institution.

The project addresses mainly programme leaders as they have direct influence on development and adjustment of new study programmes within the higher education institution as well as on their subordinates (teaching staff, administrative support personnel). A diversity management trained programme leader acts as role model and is able to influence their administrative and teaching staff which subsequently leads to increased diversity awareness of all students. Diversity management at higher education institution is a means of increasing access to higher education for greater numbers of students.

In the course of the project five intellectual outputs will be generated:

  • Analysis of programme leaders emerging needs regarding diversity management and inclusion
  • Web-based trainings for IDM scenarios in higher education
  • Blended-learning training-programme on IDM practices for programme leaders
  • IDM-Toolbox
  • IDM-self-assessment (based on the HEAD wheel)

Recent News

First IDM Workshop for programme leaders took place in Linz from May 14-16th, 2019

The face-to-face part of our Blended Learning on Inclusion and Diversity Management took place in Linz from May…

The Laurea team published two new articles on diversity and unheard student voices

Tarja Chydenius, Sari Haapa, Ilona Rönkä: Student diversity is a big deal Every year, many students put their…

Interview with Frank Linde on inclusive teaching and learning (in German)

Our project partner from TH Köln talks about the project and embedding diversity in the curriculum.   >>Read…