SRH Hochschule Heidelberg

We embrace diversity!

Diversity is our potential

We look at everyone from their own individual background and treat all people with respect, regardless of gender, religion, age, origin, sexual orientation, or physical or mental condition. We see diversity – in our team and among our students – as potential.

Das CORE Principle

Studying and working in a welcoming, positive atmosphere

Our CORE study model focuses on the individual. That is why diversity is central to our mission: Developing the competences of every individual. This applies to both our staff and our students – we are on the same team! Diversity therefore also means social sustainability for us. Because everyone benefits from our diversity: It teaches us to take other perspectives, to critically examine our own ideas, to stand up for each other and to form our own opinions. That is precisely the goal of the CORE principle – it is what creates our university community. For us, it is also important to understand this topic as a continuous process: We are always grateful for new input and ideas.

Projects to support people from Ukraine, student initiatives for needy people at home and abroad – our diversity results in a vivid palette of activities at our university. Another example of our commitment to diversity is our support for the “Hier spielt Vielfalt” campaign in the Virtual Reality & Game Development degree programme.

Diversity, and above all respectful and tolerant cooperation, is also important to us in the working world. Flexible and remote work now goes without saying, at the latest since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic. Our campus is accessible to all. This means that our employees have the opportunity to get their work done regardless of location and time, whether they have a family or not, whether they have chronic illnesses or need care, whether they are old or young, or whether they are socially committed or face special challenges. This is also emphasised in our group-wide inclusion agreement, which commits all of us to equal opportunities for all employees.

We are committed to creating an open working environment for everyone, regardless of their gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or gender characteristics.

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Safer Space

Who we are

Students at SRH who have created an intersectional safe space at the university.

Who we are aimed at

Discriminated, queer, disabled, mentally ill, racist and/or neurodivergent students and allies.

What we want

Space for exchange and political work at the SRH


We embrace diversity!

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Diversity measures

  • Discussions on generational conflict, women and leadership, and other diversity topics in lectures and seminars 
  • Incorporating diversity, equality and internationalization into the curriculum 
  • Supplementary courses - diversity management 
  • Diversity module in social work program 
  • Diversity-related case studies 
  • International Lectures 
  • English-language programs


  • Extracurricular workshops for women in (future) management positions 
  • Application training for students with support needs


  • Counseling for students with physical or mental impairments 
  • Coaching services for students
  • Psychological counseling "OpenEar" 
  • Creative therapy services for SRH students


  • Buddy Program 
  • Language Tandem 
  • Student initiative “SaferSpace”


  • Courses on the topic "Stress-free through your studies"
  • Courses on self-regulated learning
  • Mentoring programs
  • Fit and healthy through your studies

Various networking/international offers:

  • Diwali Festival
  • International week (International Office)
  • Dragon boat race
  • National celebrations
  • Language courses
  • Participation in the Love Is Love run
  • CORDIS Training courses on impairment, gender, internationality
  • Templates: signature, case studies
  • Networking of the faculties 'Connect&Work' 
  • Erasmus+ for employees
  • CORE EmPro - topics on interculturality and diversity included 
  • English material on workshops and training courses
  • Flexible working time models
  • Mobile working
  • Value account
  • Parents' Compass
  • "Family-friendly university" audit action program through work and family
  • Compulsory events not after 2 p.m. to enable participation for part-time employees
  • Information page on MySRH about work and family


  • Compensation for disadvantages
  • Diversity and equality concept of the SRH University Heidelberg
  • Diversity landing page
  • Diverse offer from Studium Generale (sign language, diversity, etc.)
  • Guide to unconscious bias


  • E-mails are formulated bilingual (german and english)
  • Moodle and homepage also available in English
  • English-language service in central offices and faculties
  • Erasmus+


  • Information on the safety of LGBT*IQ travelers abroad
  • Name adaptation for queer students
  • LGBT*IQ regulars' table
  • Guide to non-discriminatory language


  • Inclusion officers and representatives for people with disabilities
  • Inclusion agreement 
  • Factsheet students with support needs
  • Factsheet for staff and lecturers on students with support needs
  • Pilot project genderneutral toilets (January 24 until August 24)

Barrier-free access:

  • Barrier-free access to the library
  • Diversity-oriented opening hours/access to the library (24/7)
  • (Barrier-free) sports facilities at CampusSport
  • Barrier-free campus/residential facilities


  • Therapeutic support and outpatient care service
  • Contact persons in cases of sexual harassment
  • Sexual harassment prevention concept
  • Physiotherapy on campus
  • Prout at Work Cooperation
  • Family-friendly university certificate
  • Priority recruitment of applicants with disabilities with equal qualifications
  • Many international employees and research assistants
  • Equal rights in personnel selection
  • Special support for women: EXIST-Women

Your contact persons concerning Diversity

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us at

Your contact persons concerning studying with mental or physical disabilities

Your contact persons on the topic of sexual harassment

Brigitte Braun
University Administration
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