Ground of discrimination
Equal opportunities are a matter of rights for the individual and quality for the University. An equal opportunities perspective must be mainstreamed in all parts of the organisation and the University’s study and work environments must be characterised by openness och respect.
What we mean by ‘equal opportunities’ is that everyone working or studying at or contacting the University has equal rights and opportunities, regardless of their legal sex, gender identity or gender expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation, age or social background. Systematic efforts are needed to widen participation to reflect the social and ethnic diversity of society. Teachers, researchers and students must be able to participate in and contribute to all parts of the University’s activities, whatever their background or gender.
Fundamental principles of openness, legality, impartiality, freedom of opinion, transparency and respect apply to university staff as they do to all public employees.