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Diversity and Inclusion in Institutional Development in Science and Engineering in Switzerland

A Bird’s-Eye View
ByUrsula Gut

This chapter explores different perspectives on power and privilege in the context of institutional development and diversity in academia. It addresses the question of how to introduce and enhance the institutional 1 embedding of processes that facilitate innovation in research, fairness and inclusion in parallel, using a mixed compilation of theories and research results from different domains, including sociology, social and organisational psychology as well as system theory. It also explores underlying patterns that tend to self-perpetuate prevailing structures or offer promising approaches to foster open-minded and adaptive organisations. 2