Equal opportunities

Equal opportunities at Uppsala university means to make sure that everyone working or studying at or contacting the University has equal rights and opportunities. This applies regardless of legal sex, gender identity or gender expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation, age or social background.

Uppsala University's work with equal conditions issues

At Uppsala University there are two coordinators for equal opportunities. The coordinators work to:

  • explain and clarify what equal opportunities means in practice by highlighting norms and issues of treatment.
  • inform students and others at the university about the Discrimination Act and the university’s Action Plan for Equal Opportunities.
  • organise seminars and workshops.
  • involve students about the work on equal opportunities.

Please email the coordinators for equal opportunities if you want to get in touch with them.

The university's Equal Opportunities Advisory Board

Uppsala University’s Equal Opportunities Advisory Board advises the Vice-Chancellor in matters relating to long-term and strategic equal opportunities work. The Board also prepares proposals for the university’s central programme and is planning documents in the area of equal opportunities. The Board also works to ensure these are anchored and implemented in the organisation.

Every year, the Board announces funds for efforts to promote equal opportunities at the university. Both students and staff are welcome to apply for funds.

Please email the Equal Opportunities Advisory Board if you want to get in touch with them.

Gender mainstreaming

Gender mainstreaming means that gender equality is integrated in and becomes part of the higher education institution’s regular activities, for example its management processes. The purpose of the gender mainstreaming is for the higher education sector to contribute towards the nationally declared gender equality objective of women and men having equal power to shape society and their own lives.

Uppsala University’s Gender Mainstreaming Plan is intended to strengthen a university-wide culture of gender equality and equal opportunities. It has not yet been translated into English but is available in Swedish.