Facing the taboo of race discrimination in higher education

ECU has worked on advancing equality and diversity in higher education for over a decade. We work with universities who are dedicated to tackling the issues we highlight, but stubborn inequalities remain.

Over the past two years we have seen a significant increase in work related to gender equality. Over the last 10 years ECU has been proud to run the Athena SWAN charter mark for the progression of women in the sciences.

We are currently extending this to all academic disciplines. Universities who sign-up to the charter mark are, in a public manner, acknowledging the gender inequalities within their culture and processes, engaging in dialogue about them and committing to an action plan outlining the work they will undertake to address the issues.

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