At API, we aim to create an ‘API family’ feeling. The institute has grown rapidly in the past few years, and while the family is now a large and extended one, we still work hard to create an inclusive, welcoming community where everyone thrives, both socially and academically.
The API aims to do world-leading astronomical research, with integrity and in a safe and inclusive work environment. We continuously strive for this through the actions of our community, by creating awareness and aiming to prevent issues, and by addressing any issues in a professional manner.
This leaflet [download pdf] summarizes the actions that API takes to create awareness and prevention of undesirable behaviour, and various possible points of contact in case you would like to raise or discuss any possible issues.
We make sure to balance work with fun at the API.
At any given time throughout the year, there are loads of impromtu casual gatherings, but also official sports teams to join, pub quizzes, PhD defences and many, many borrels.
We also make sure to get out of the building once per year and spend a fun day together at our API outing and our Christmas parties are a notoriously good time!