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Equality, difference, diversity

Equality, difference, diversity

 

What is diversity?

As defined in the glossary of the Diversity in Companies Charter, diversity is “the condition of being varied and diverse. When applied to companies, it designates the range of human profiles that can be found within a company (with regards to country of origin, region, district, family name, culture, age, sex, physical appearance, disability, sexual orientation, level of qualification etc. – the list is non-exhaustive)”.

 

Equality, difference, diversity

This year ISIT has decided to take a strong stance in favour of a more inclusive society, one sporting all of the colours of diversity. Our chosen motto, summed up in three words, “equality, difference, diversity”, fits hand in glove with the identity and the mission upheld by ISIT for over 60 years. It is perhaps, therefore, not even that much of a coincidence that there is no “diversity” without the letters “ISIT”. More precisely, this means that at all levels within the school actions will be undertaken to encourage us to reflect upon our relationship with diversity. If necessary, this may require us to change our practices in favour of wider inclusiveness, more harmonious coexistence and a greater appreciation of how to enhance and constantly renew how we act both faced with and in the name of difference. It is this multidimensional approach that makes the academic mission of the school so unique. This also means that awareness will be raised amongst students and members of the teaching and administrative staff so that all concerned can become ambassadors of this vital cause. As a Grande Ecole specialising in interculturality, and as a school that works to serve the public interest, creating a more inclusive society - one which refuses uniformity and fully understands that differences constitute a major asset for a society and its organisations – is also a mission that ISIT has decided to make its own.

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Erasmus Days by ISIT – Let’s celebrate diversity!

Erasmus Days by ISIT – Let’s celebrate diversity!

We are happy to invite you to Erasmus Days 2020 by ISIT. Check out the programme!

Our Grande Ecole committed to diversity

Our Grande Ecole committed to diversity

This year ISIT has decided to take a strong stance in favour of a more inclusive society, one sporting all of the colours of diversity.

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ISIT's pledge

Since 2018, ISIT has decided to rally each and every one of its stakeholders around 17 sustainable development objectives set up by our long-time partner the United Nations for the period to 2030. Every year, a specific theme based on one of those 17 objectives becomes the primary focus, for our students, associations, alumni, teachers, researchers, guest speakers and staff. 

In today’s ever-changing world, it is only right that a school of our caliber, with its public service mission, should weigh in on society’s major challenges and pledge to do its part to encourage knowledge, debate and considered reflection on the important issues of our age.

This pledge is also a way to mobilize the intercultural and multilingual skills of our community, and especially of our students, whose solid linguistic knowledge, adaptability and understanding of otherness are as essential as ever.

Our actions are multidisciplinary, inclusive and firmly rooted in our surrounding area as we seek to strengthen the school’s ties with local partners.

Last but not least, ISIT’s pledge is manifested in a plethora of new projects and events, initiated by the school or by our associations,  that allow participants to express themselves and give free rein to their entrepreneurial spirit. We encourage each ISIT student to be proactive and creative, two highly appreciated and sought-after skills in the world of work. The open-mindedness and intellectual curiosity of our community are considerable assets as we seek to keep on broadening the scope of our endeavors.