Department of Physics and Astronomy

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 Discrimation 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.

The current call invites for applications for individual projects by young researchers and PhD students as well as for general initiatives. The deadline is February 15, 2017. Please note that overhead (additional salary costs of 50% as well as (indirect costs of 25% plus localities 9%) = 34% overhead) shall be included in the budget. Please check the call for more details and instructions.

Equal Opportunities Group


Equal Opportunities Plan 2014-2016


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)