CECAD is proud to host a diverse community with respect to nationality, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and cultural affiliation. CECAD rejects all forms of racism or discrimination on the basis of religious affiliation, sexual orientation, ethnic or cultural affiliation, social background, disability or gender. We strongly believe that valuing openness and inclusive diversity contributes to being a successful research and teaching institution. Therefore, CECAD makes an effort to reflect unequal conditions and opportunities of groups and push ourselves to unravel unconscious bias.
In 2022 Cologne was selected as one of the gold winners of the European Capitals of Inclusion and Diversity Awards of the European Commission.