What do you think are the biggest challenges in an increasingly diverse academic community?
“Diversity in academia can lead to communication challenges, as people of different languages or backgrounds may have difficulty understanding each other, which can lead to misunderstandings and conflicts. Access to resources and opportunities is also important. As different groups of people may have different values and beliefs. To overcome these challenges, we need to ensure easy access to support and information, as well as foster a respectful culture of discussion that values new thinking and critical questioning."
Dr.-Ing. Christoph Hartmann
Christoph Hartmann is a postdoctoral researcher at the Chair of Metal Forming and Casting. Among others, his work focuses the coordination of the research field on hybrid, data- and physics-driven modeling. In 2021, he complete his doctoral thesis on "Spatio-Temporal Optical Flow Methods for Process Analysis" at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
WITH THE DIVERSITY Q&A SERIES, THE DIVERSITY BOARD OF THE TUM SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND DESIGN (ED) AIMS TO REGULARLY RAISE ATTENTION VIA SOCIAL NETWORKS TO TOPICS OF PARITY, DIVERSITY, EQUALITY AND INCLUSION IN RESEARCH, TEACHING AND CAMPUS LIFE. THE DIVERSITY BOARD IS AN OPEN GROUP CONSISTING OF THE ELECTED GENDER EQUALITY OFFICERS AND FURTHER COMMITTED INDIVIDUALS OF THE SCHOOL ED.