In these times of globalisation and migration, we are all interacting with people with different cultural backgrounds. We don’t need to go far anymore.
Diversity is part of our daily life, no matter what profession we have, no matter if we want to see it or not. Intercultural contacts have become part and parcel of many people’s life in many different fields.
The intercultural agenda is becoming the world’s agenda.
SIETAR Switzerland was founded in 2015. We are a diverse community of individuals and organisations, all sharing a strong interest in the intercultural field. We strive to raise intercultural awareness, taking a stance on intercultural topics in our multicultural society. In a collaborative and inclusive spirit, we wish to provide a platform for intercultural dialogue and to serve as a point of reference.
If you are interested in becoming a part of SIETAR Switzerland, please do take the time to browse our site and join us at one of our events!
by Dr Ingunn Johanne Ness, Senior Researcher and Theme Leader at the Centre for the Science of Learning & Technology (SLATE), University of Bergen, Norway. Introduction In today’s global market, creativity is considered one of the most important requirements when it comes to adapting to change and being able to innovate both in organizations […]
by Dr. Helen Spencer-Oatey, University of Warwick Employers frequently identify the ability to work effectively in diverse teams, including the ability to communicate and relate well with others, as one of the crucial skill sets they are looking for in graduates (e.g. British Council, 2013, 2018; Coffelt & Smith, 2020; Diamond, Walkley, Forbes, Hughes, & […]
With a journalistic background acquired in Ghana, her home country, Tawa Braimah joined us as volunteer editor whilst she was completing a Master of Intercultural Management at the University of Bourgogne, France. Tawa is now working as the Community Manager and Content Lead for Women in AI, an NGO dedicated to improving gender diversity in the […]
It is our immense pleasure to announce the dates and venue for our 2022 Congress! The Congress will be held on May 13th – 15th, 2022 in Yverdon-les-Bains, Canton de Vaud, Switzerland Our venue sponsor is the Haute Ecole d’Ingénierie & de Gestion, Canton of Vaud PLEASE SAVE THE DATE! We’d also like to […]
by Tom Waterhouse It is one of the great paradoxes of much work in the field of inclusion that it takes as its starting point difference rather than commonality, what separates us rather than what we share. The intentions behind such an approach are, of course, good. Where the participants in a dialogue around differences […]
By Vincent Merk, Senior Lecturer in Intercultural Management & Community Advisor at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) are popular topics at the moment in society in general and in business and academia in particular. Consequently, it was natural to address this issue during the SIETAR Switzerland (S-CH) congress this year: not […]