Equality and diversity

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Nurtured by humanist values and upholding a policy that emphasises well-being and quality of life, the University of Bordeaux strives for equality and respect for diversity within its community.

Photo : UBeelab 2022 © Arthur Pequin
UBeelab 2022 © Arthur Pequin

Gender equality

Gender equality is a major social issue and a key challenge for French universities. At the University of Bordeaux, the appointment of an officer in charge of gender, equality and diversity has encouraged the development of a series of initiatives to raise awareness.

The university has also adopted a master plan for equality between men and women so that gender no longer influences career perspectives or quality of life in professional or academic settings.

Lastly, the University of Bordeaux is at the heart of a European project Redesigning Equality and Scientific Excellence Together (RESET), whose objective is to remove the systematic and cultural barriers that limit women's careers in research and academia.

The new Gender Equality Plan is the result of a collaborative effort between staff from the university community - formed into a Gender Equality Board (in French) - and European partners.

It meets the obligations defined by the Law on the Transformation of Public Service, and is in line with the expectations of the European Commission (Horizon Europe) and the ANR in terms of taking into account aspects of gender and sex in research and teaching.

Harassment and violence

watchdog office against violence, discrimination, moral and sexual harassment as well as sexist and homophobic violence was set up at the University of Bordeaux in 2015.

Designed to be a place where someone can listen to, guide and support victims or witnesses of sexual harassment and sexist or homophobic violence, this watchdog office is committed to responding in concrete terms to the situations brought to its attention and acting to prevent and dissuade abusive behaviour of any kind.

Any member of the university community who is a victim of sexual harassment or sexist and homophobic violence can now request assistance by email.

Watchdog office against discrimination, moral and sexual harassment, sexist and homophobic violence

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Fight against discrimination

Discrimination occurs when one person is not treated as favourably as another person in a comparable situation. The criteria (age, sex, origin, etc.) and areas (access to goods, services, jobs, etc.) in which differential treatment is prohibited are determined by law.

Discrimination is defined by Article 1 of Law n° 2008-496 on 27th May 2008.
To fight against discrimination, the University of Bordeaux has set up a simple procedure for reporting discrimination, harassment or sexual violence.