Cultural diversity is at the heart of VU. Our university community is made up of over 90 different cultures and more than 200 languages. In a sense, VU embodies the notion of superdiversity (Vertovec 2010).
VU is committed to creating a positive and constructive student experience by adopting an intercultural approach to our learning and teaching. We aim to ensure education is both inclusive and accessible to all students.
Our commitment reflects UNESCO's Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, which states that:
“cultural rights are an integral part of human rights”.
VU also supports Australian Government policies that reflect societal values and expectations around equity, accessibility and rights that encourage widening participation.
This suite of resources is part of the Intercultural Engagement and Cultural Diversity (IECD) initiative and focus specifically on the development of intercultural understandings and capabilities.