Equal Opportunities

The Department of Physics and Astronomy regards the promotion and extension of equal opportunities as an important aspect regarding research and teaching. Therefore, all employees and students shall be treated with respect and given the opportunity to work and study on equal terms, free from discrimination.

Discrimination grounds of the Discrimination Act:

  • sex
  • transgender identity or expression
  • ethnicity
  • religion or other belief
  • disability
  • sexual orientation
  • age

Sexual harassment

The Gender Equality law defines sexual harassment as:

“Sexual harassment means such unwanted conduct based on sex or unwanted conduct of a sexual nature, that violates the integrity of the employee at work.”

Any discrimination or sexual harassment can be reported to:

More information can be found in the University's Plan of Action for the prevention of gender-based violation.

Financial Support

Throughout the last years, the department has been distributing around 2 million SEK per year to individual employees in order to improve the equal opportunity situation at the department. Whereas in the past the focus was to even out the unequal gender distribution, it has been widened in 2016 to include all possible reasons for discrimination.

Equal Opportunities Group


Equal Opportunities Plan 2014-2016

Last year's KoF evaluation led to many discussions and we compiled a report which contains numerous suggestions on how to improve the equality situation at our department. Soon this will be transformed into a new action plan.


The Faculty's Equal Opportunities page – Here you find the current versions of the Faculty's Equal Opportunity Plan as well as the Faculty's Action Plan for Equal Treatment of Students.

The University's Equal Opportunities page



Last modified: 2021-08-11