Diversity Benchmarking for Institutions of Higher Education


Diversity and an open corporate culture are important drivers of innovation and successful collaboration. Mixed teams perform better in innovation processes. Diversity is also important in view of current demographic developments.

With a diverse and inclusive culture, you can overcome skills shortages, remain attractive as an employer, and manage your pipeline for key leadership positions.

The Competence Centre for Diversity & Inclusion (CCDI) is part of the Research Institute for International Management at the University of St.Gallen (FIM-HSG). CCDI conducts research, provides consulting and offers continuing education for managers and HR professionals. We focus simultaneously on the benefits of diversity AND fairness. Using a variety of methods, we identify and address real challenges, develop effective measures, and offer customized services based on our clients’ needs. Our flagship product is the St.Gallen Diversity Benchmarking.

Benefits of the St.Gallen Diversity Benchmarking:

For more than 10 years, we have been collecting diversity and inclusion key performance indicators KPI for the St.Gallen Diversity Benchmarking. These figures are analyzed objectively, efficiently and with reference to HR processes. The following diversity dimensions are evaluated:

  • Gender
  • Age
  • Nationality
  • Language

You will receive a Benchmarking report that compares all participating organisations. Each company’s results are displayed individually and anonymously, allowing you to compare your company with others. The following sample gives you an idea of what the Benchmarking report contains. Upon request, we can also provide an individual multi-year report, showing your company’s individual progress over time.

Every year we focus on one topic. Focus topic 2020: “Generations”



Research project information


German, English, French

Diversity labels:

Gender, Age, Race, Migration, Intersectionality




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