Welcome to LiU:s Equal Opportunities portal!
In aiming to ensure ‘equal opportunities’ (EO), Linköping University works with the issues of equality and gender, ethnic and religious diversity, accessibility and participation for people with disabilities, equality of rights and treatment for all, regardless of age or gender identity. The University’s efforts also relate to other forms of victimisation, for example, concerning social background.
Working towards EO contributes to the fulfilment of the University’s strategic goals. Mainstreaming of EO into work processes assists quality assurance, is vital for LiU's competence pool and all core activities. Working towards EO contributes to:
- a good attractive study and work environment
- development and creativity
- quality in education and research
- equitable structures and processes.
LiU must constantly endeavour to ensure that its rules, norms and routines reflect an attitude characterised by respect for individuals and their varying circumstances.
LiU:s vision for Equal Opportunities
- LiU aims to be a study and working environment that makes full use of the resources contributed to the University by students and employees with differing backgrounds, life situations and skills.
- LiU should be an open university with many wide-ranging contacts in various sectors of society that promote equal opportunities in the academic world and the community at large.
- LiU should be highly accessible in terms of activities, information and premises.
- Admission and recruitment processes should not be discriminatory.
- New students and employees should be received in such a way that they all feel welcome.
- EO should prevail in terms of employees’ working conditions, salaries, influence, career prospects and scope for combining a professional career with responsibility for the home and family.
- Equal distribution of the sexes should prevail at various levels and within the different types of posts and professions and in the deciding and advisory sphere.
- LiU should help students, irrespective of gender, to combine their studies with parental responsibilities.
- In the planning of LiU study programmes, EO should be taken into account in terms of form, implementation and reception.
- The content of LiU’s study programmes should deal with EO perspectives wherever relevant.
- LiU should be free from discrimination, harassment and other victimisation.
Short information folder
Policies and action plans
The Swedish Equality Ombudsman
Last updated: 2012-10-16