About KomDiM

KomDiM supports the implementation of Diversity Management in academic teaching and learning

KomDiM understands itself as a platform for all universities in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). Its goal is to coordinate the implementation of Diversity Management in higher education institutions und support in building networks.

KomDiM intends to broaden its scope well beyond the borders of NRW by providing national and international perspectives and networking possibilities.

The service portfolio provided by the centre comprises the bundling of the know how on the subject of diversity in research, development and consultation and the consolidation of diverse academic expertise concerning the following aspects of diversity : heterogeneity, educational backgrounds, physical and mental capacities, culture, migration and gender to the extent that these are relevant for academic teaching and learning.


The Competence Center KomDiM offers following services:

  • A pool of expert knowledge on diversity management in research, development and counselling services,
  • A compilation of the state of the art of academic research on the following diversity aspects: educational backgrounds, culture, migration, gender, mental and physical capacity; as far as they prove relevant for academic teaching and learning
  • Targeted counselling and support for universities in NRW in their efforts to establish diversity aspects in their governance
  • An online portal providing general information to the broader public about current and planed activities, as well as specific information for different target groups in academia. 


Commencing in June 2013, the universities in North Rhine-Westphalia can apply for project funding and support for the implementation of diversity management in teaching and learning. Individual applications as well as applications from cooperative projects are welcome.

KomDim is a joint project of the University of Duisburg-Essen and Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

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Ein Projekt der Universität Duisburg-Essen und der Technischen Hochschule Köln. Dieses Projekt wurde von 2012 bis 2016 aus Mitteln des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung unter den Förderkennzeichen 01PL11083A und 01PL11083B gefördert.

Universität Duisburg-Essen
Logo: TH Köln
Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
(Förderung von 2012-2016)
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