AMOLF wins NNV Diversity Award 2022

Published on April 4, 2023

At the annual NWO Physics conference in Veldhoven, AMOLF has been awarded with the NNV Diversity Award. The NNV Diversity prize is awarded every two years by the Netherlands Physical Society to the physics institute that demonstrates the most successful implementation of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). AMOLF is proud to receive this award and sees the award as an encouragement to continue implementing its inclusion and diversity plans.

AMOLF was nominated for the Diversity Award for the second time. The jury noted that significant progress has been made since the last nomination in 2020, including the implementation of measures described in the Gender Equality Plan 2018-2022. The institute’s Diversity and Inclusion Plan 2022-2026 has a broader definition of diversity. Explicit numerical targets are provided for enhancing the fraction of women at all levels in the institute, while other KPIs include the (compulsory) training of all newly hired employees and the  organization of diversity awareness events. The jury was particularly impressed by the genuine enthusiasm of younger staff and students at AMOLF for the inclusive working environment. The jury appreciates the enthusiasm and determination of the management to make AMOLF a diverse and inclusive research institute.

More information (in Dutch) on the NNV website.