Diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity

Diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity (DBIE) are integral to the culture of the ANU College of Engineering, Computing and Cybernetics (CECC) and the way that we learn and work together.

We are deeply committed to advancing initiatives that redress historical exclusion and amplify the voices of historically excluded groups in our community. 

CECC is one of the first Colleges at The Australian National University to have explicit DBIE representation in its senior leadership structure. The formation of the Associate Dean - Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion and Equity (AD – DBIE) position and supporting operational team underscores the College’s intention to meaningfully support DBIE initiatives. CECC is setting the benchmark for investment in a specialised DBIE strategic and operational infrastructure.

In March 2023, CECC proudly launched the Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion and Equity (DBIE) Strategy 2023-2025. The DBIE Strategy has been designed to help mobilise us to tackle our longstanding challenges and create an environment that will enable us to recruit and retain undergraduate, postgraduate, and higher degree research (HDR) students and staff from groups that have traditionally been excluded from our disciplines.  The Strategy provides an overarching vision and principles for the College that will empower each organisational unit within CECC to develop their own action plan that is contextually relevant and aligned with our strategic priorities.

With the support and guidance of the Associate Dean (DBIE) and DBIE team, each organisational unit within the College has established a DBIE working group to develop and execute a DBIE action plan for that unit that responds to the CECC DBIE strategy.  


If you would like to learn more about our CECC DBIE strategy, working groups and DBIE initiatives, contribute ideas or get involved, please contact the team at: inclusion.cecc@anu.edu.au




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