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:
- transgender identity or expression
- religion or other belief
- sexual orientation
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:
- Biplab Sanyal, Department Equal Opportunities Ombudsman
- Any member of the Equal Opportunities group
- Head of the Department (Prefekten)
- University Equal Opportunities Ombudsman
- University vice-chancellor (Rektorn)
More information can be found in the University's Plan of Action for the prevention of gender-based violation.
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.
The current call invites for applications for individual projects by young researchers and PhD students as well as for general initiatives. The deadline is January 15, 2019. Please note that overhead shall be included in the budget. Please check the call for more details and instructions.
Equal Opportunities Group
- Paul Barklem
- Barbara Brena
- Biplab Sanyal (ombudsman)
- Agnese Bissi
- Patrik Adlarson
- Clara Saak
- Carlos Perez de los Heros
- Maja Olvegård
- Anna Sinelnikova (PhD student representative)
- Johan Söderström (parental leave)
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 (in Swedish only)