Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Heilbronn Institute places a high priority on issues of equity, diversity and inclusion. Supporting EDI is a core value of the Institute because we want to ensure we are accessing the talents of all and are getting input from different perspectives. We monitor and seek to address imbalance within Institute-sponsored activities, and have a working group looking at actions we can take to increase diversity amongst our fellows and PhD students as well as to ensure we have an inclusive working culture within the Institute. The diversity of our cohorts of students, researchers, and staff is an important component of Institute excellence.

We currently support 54 Fellows, 10 of whom are women (~18% ). We also support 100 PhD Students, 20 of whom are women (~20%).

The Heilbronn Institute partners with the University of Bristol, King’s College London, University College London, Imperial College London and the University of Manchester. All the Departments we partner with are engaged in the Athena SWAN process and hold at least a bronze level award.

The Institute is a supporter of the London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme which provides specific support for departments working towards the Athena SWAN status.

Sponsored Events: We require that research events supported by the Heilbronn Institute have an appropriate gender balance among speakers and participants, and we encourage organisers to actively engage to help achieve this.

Support for Carers: We offer support to carers to enable their participation at our events.  We help with the cost of child care for invited speakers and participants attending our events.