Inclusion Case Studies

In this showcase, we present a selection of inclusion-related case studies from across the EUTOPIA Alliance. The case studies are arranged according to the themes listed below.

However, it should be emphasised that the terms used on this page, and the meanings behind them, vary between different cultures, groups, and individuals. Part of the ongoing work of EUTOPIA will be to explore these complex variations and find ways of both representing them and facilitating dialogue between them.

We also wish to acknowledge that case studies such as these tend to focus on ‘best practices’, and sometimes exclude the more critical perspectives of students and other relevant stakeholders. Elsewhere in this framework, we present those critical perspectives in the students’ own words (see Student Perspectives on Inclusion).

  • General:
    Learn more about intersectional initiatives that set the tone for each institution’s holistic approach to inclusion.
  • Anti-Racism:
    Universities tackle racism through a range of different methods, from Decolonisation projects to intercultural training programmes.
  • Disability:
    We are committed to making Higher Education accessible to students and staff with disabilities, and supporting the physical and mental wellbeing of all members of our community.
  • Gender Equality:
    European Universities are on a mission to combat gender inequality at all levels of Higher Education, from Teaching & Learning to Research, Administration, and Management.
    We celebrate initiatives to make universities more inclusive for LGBTQIA+ people, and to improve understanding in the classroom and wider university settings.
  • Refugees and Asylum Seekers:
    The EUTOPIA universities offer various forms of support to refugees and asylum seekers, and to increase understanding of the issues they face.
  • Sexual Harassment and Bullying:
    It is the responsibility of Higher Education Institutions to create environments where harassment and bullying are not tolerated, and where confidential support is available to those who experience or witness such behaviour.
  • Widening Participation:
    These practices enable students from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds to access Higher Education, and to thrive both during and after their time at university.