Podcast Miniseries: The Just University. Visions of a good and diverse academia.

What does a just university look like? How do we want to learn, research and work? What does a university need in order to be a welcoming place for students, academics and staff with different biographies and experiences? How can we imagine a fair and democratic university without discrimination? And how can a university enable emancipatory teaching and knowledge production?

Along these questions, we spoke with Nicole Viktoria Przytulla (German Institute for Human Rights), Ayla Satilmis (University of Bremen) and Raewyn Connell (University of Sydney) about their visions for a just university in November 2022.These discussions produced three podcast episodes:

  • (1) Eine Frage der Existenz. Utopie einer Hochschule ohne Behinderung mit Dr. Nicole Viktoria Przytulla (Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte) (in German)
  • (2) „Uni, öffne Dich!“ – Denkanstöße für eine demokratische Hochschule mit Ayla Satilmis (Universität Bremen) (in German)
  • (3) The Good University mit Prof. Raewyn Connell (University of Sydney) (in English)

  • All episodes are available as audio files with transcripts at https://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/484533.html. From different perspectives and including different dimensions of diversity, they deal with past, present and possible futures of academia.

    The podcast miniseries was co-created by the Equal Opportunities and Diversity Unit, the Gender Studies Department and the Diversity Research Institute at the University of Göttingen, the Thuringian Competence Network Equality and the Equal Opportunities Office of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main.

    After ten years, it marks the end of the event series “’All equally different?!‘ – Diversity in Theory and Practice“. The event series was funded by central study quality funds (SQM) of the University of Göttingen.