World Day for Cultural Diversity
Diversity as the basis for creativity and innovation
May 21 is the "World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development" and was established in 2002 by UNESCO ("United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization"). Cultural diversity is lived and supported at Empa as it contributes significantly to the success of the institution.
Success in science and technology thanks to diversity
"At Empa, different people with diverse concepts of life from various cultural backgrounds work together in research and development. This diversity is a crucial part of the nurturing ground, on which creativity, innovation and ultimately our success thrives."
André Schmid, Head of HR
An open culture of respect
"Our more than 1,000 employees from over 50 nations bring with them cultural and personal diversity. A culture of mutual respect is thus just as important as innovation and creativity."
Patricia Nitzsche, Deputy Head of HR