Diversity Benchmarking for Institutions of Higher Education
Create a fact-based foundation for more diversity and inclusion at your institution. The St.Gallen Diversity Benchmarking for Institutions of Higher Education supports you on the way.
St.Gallen Diversity Benchmarking for Institutions of Higher Education
With a clear diversity & inclusion strategy, you build the foundation for a diverse institution. You use the existing potential and counteract the leaky pipeline. You show students and employees that you are committed to equality. The St.Gallen Diversity Benchmarking for Institutions of Higher Education shows you transparent data and facts along the HR process and is thus the first step towards a clear diversity & inclusion strategy.The St.Gallen Diversity Benchmarking was developed as part of the programme "Equal Opportunities and Institutions of Higher Education Development" and is financially supported by the Swiss government.
The St.Gallen Diversity Benchmarking is a product of the University of St. Gallen and is financially supported by Swissuniversities
The Benchmarking is aimed at universities, universities of applied sciences and universities of teacher education in Switzerland.
The St.Gallen Diversity Benchmarking for institutions of higher education analyses the following diversity dimensions:
The analysis will provide you with a clear definition of your current D&I standing as a prerequisite for the implementation of equal opportunities. In comparison with other institutions of higher education, strengths and weaknesses become visible. In the process, comparisons are made within your own type of higher education institution, but also between different types of higher education institutions. The identified need for action and corresponding recommendations enable you to take concrete measures. With your commitment, you also serve as a role model for your students, who will carry the topic forward in their future endeavors (companies, further education, etc.).
You will receive a report that compares you with all the institutions of higher education. The individual organisations remain anonymous. In addition, there is an evaluation that summarises the main findings and trends for each type of higher education institution (universities, universities of applied sciences, universities of teacher education). In a further chapter the faculties (natural sciences, economics, etc.) are compared. You will also receive a management summary for your institution.
The St.Gallen Diversity Benchmarking for Institutions of Higher Education creates transparency and a basis for comparison between the institutions. It thus provides a solid data basis for action.
Relevant for action
You receive practice-oriented recommendations for action from the recruitment to the promotion of young talent. These enable you to derive concrete measures for your institution.
The benchmarking is supported by the Association of Institutions for Higher Education Swissuniversities as a part of the programme "Equal Opportunities and Institutions of Higher Education Development". It is being developed in continuous exchange with Swissuniversities and the participating institutions.
The effort required of you is low. We work with the same data that you already supply to the Federal Statistical Office via SHIS. The only difference is that the AHV number must be made anonymous.
You receive the University of St. Gallen’s „St.Gallen Diversity Benchmarking – We participate“ label with your participation in the benchmarking and can use it for external and internal communication.
Procedure & Costs
The effort required for data collection is minimal: We work with the same data that you provide to the Federal Statistical Office (BFS). You provide us with the data at the end of June and receive the report around the end of October.
Participation in the benchmarking costs CHF 3500. This amount includes the following:
- Check and cleaning of data
- Data import into tool
- Preparation of the evaluation
- Composition of Benchmarking reports incl. chapter with the main findings for each type of institution
- Composition of a management summary per university
Services included in the price
- Main findings and trends for your own type of institution of higher education
- Comparison with other institutions of higher education
- Strengths and need for action
- Management summary with concrete recommendations for action
You provide us with the same data that you provide to the Federal Statistical Office via SHIS. The only difference: the AHV number must be anonymized. In addition, data on the personnel responsibility of the employees is required.
With more than 20 years of experience in the field of D&I, the experts of the Competence Centre for Diversity & Inclusion at the University of St. Gallen are your contacts when it comes to Diversity & Inclusion Management. Our webinars „D&I over lunch“ deal with various topics in greater depth.
The following offers complement the St.Gallen Diversity Benchmarking:
Consulting, research, commitment: As part of the Research Center for International Management at the University of St. Gallen, the Competence Centre for Diversity & Inclusion works closely with organizations and companies to guarantee practice-oriented research and consulting. The Centre is also involved in the area of D&I through teaching assignments, lectures, workshops, publications and webinars.
Our team consists of experts from research and practice in the field of Diversity & Inclusion. Prof. Dr. Gudrun Sander (right) is the Director of the CCDI and Titular Professor of Business Administration with special focus on Diversity Management at the University of St. Gallen. She has more than 20 years of experience in this field.
What have other universities implemented based on the results? Please read our practical example.
Would you like to participate in the St.Gallen Diversity Benchmarking for Institutions of Higher Education? I look forward to hearing from you.
Dr. Ines Hartmann
Senior Project Manager
+41 71 224 24 18
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