[Translate to English:] Regenbogenfahne

Anti-discrimination and networks

WU aims to create a positive and non-discriminatory degree program and working environment in which everyone feels safe and can work together in a trusting and equal manner. In addition to WU's central offerings, there are initiatives by WU members that provide space for exchange and networking.

Network: q_wir@wu

q_wir at WU logo in bunten regenbogenfarben mit weißer Afschrift

q_wir@wu is a network of queer students and employees of WU and its allies that aims to promote an open, appreciative and discrimination-free organizational culture and to recognize and make visible the diversity of lifestyles, gender identities and sexual orientations (LGBTIQ*) at WU.

Further information about q_wir@wu

Social media

Gender neutral restrooms

Bild mit verschiedenfarbenen Puzzleteilen in Grün, Lila und Blau. Versehen mit dem Hashtag Vielfalt und Diversity in weißer Schriftfarbe

Since the beginning of October 2019, WU has had one gender-neutral restroom in each building on the Campus WU. Gender-neutral means that the restrooms are open to everyone regardless of their gender.

"Are you in the right restroom?" (WU blog post in German)

"Female, male, diverse...?" (wu-memo post in German, for WU employees only).

Room of Silence

Raum der Stille: Es liegen bunte Yogamatten in orange, gelb, grün und rot auf schwarzen Boden.

The Room of Silence offers space for prayer, faith, silence, retreat as well as mindful encounters between users. It also symbolizes that WU is a place where staff and students can be whole people, beyond professional roles.

"Wie wir den Raum der Stille nutzen"
"How we use the Room of Silence"

More information about the Room of Silence

No place for antisemitism!

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WU strives to provide a non-discriminatory study and work environment for all university members and guests and condemns all forms of antisemitism. WU consistently applies the working definition of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) in all its areas of responsibility. Founded in Stockholm in 1998, the IHRA aims to promote education, research and remembrance of the Holocaust internationally and encompasses the three core areas of education, remembrance and research.

The Austrian Council of Ministers adopted the IHRA's working definition of antisemitism on 21 April 2017; Austria has also been a member state since 2001.

The working definition is not legally binding, but is intended to serve as a guideline for recognising and documenting antisemitic incidents and can be used for the development and implementation of legislative measures against antisemitism. It consists of the actual definition of antisemitism and a series of examples.

There is an initiative at WU that deals with the little-noticed topic of 'antisemitism at work':

Antisemitism at Work

Working Definition of Antisemitism