Policies and Plans at the Department of Government

The Department of Government works to ensure that all staff and students are treated with respect and given the opportunity to work and pursue studies on an equal basis regardless of sex, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation, age or social background.

Equal opportunities

The department has an equal opportunities plan (Lika villkorsplan 2016-2017), which details goals and measures related to the different grounds for discrimination. This document also contains the department's Gender Equality Plan 2015-2017, where you can read more about the goals and measures concerning gender equality at the institution. The plan was updated as a result of the monitoring work made around the old plan. Related to the equal opportunities plan, the department has documented students' right to equal treatment in a plan for equal treatment (Likabehandlingsplan för studenter).

Sexual harassment

The department strives for a good working enviroment for all staff and students. No one should be the victim of sexual harassment or discrimination of any kind in the workplace. If students or employees are affected by sexual harassment there is a local action plan detailing how to handle this (Handlingsplan mot sexuella trakasserier). 

Parental policy 

In the parental policy (Föräldrapolicy) you can read about how the university can assist staff and students in combining parenthood with work or studies.

Students' working condition

At Uppsala University, there are guidelines for students' working conditions which concern the rights of students regarding physical and psychosocial conditions, curricula and schedules, student empowerment and teaching. For further information, see Your Rights, Guidelines for Working Conditions.

Studying with disabilities

If you have a disability that is an obstacle for your studies, there is support available at the university. For further information, see Support for disabilities. The department also has a student counselor for students with disabilities.

Committee for Equal Opportunities

Olle Folke, Chair of the Committee,
Malin Alsing, administration representative
Oscar Almén, researcher and teacher representative
Joakim Palme, professor representative
Hanne Gewecke, student representative
Jakob Stone, student representative
Sofia Helander, representative of doctoral students
David Ekstam, representative of doctoral students