Equality and equal opportunity

There are guidelines at Uppsala University for the students' working conditions. These address what rights you have in terms of physical and psychosocial work environment, course syllabus and schedules, student influence and teaching.

When it comes to physical and psychosocial work environment, the relationship between students, teachers and other employees must be marked by mutual respect. The head of departments are responsible for the work environment, but all students and staff also have a responsibility to contribute to a good work environment. Each department must have a readiness to meet students with special needs through customized solutions. For more information click here.

Discrimination and harassment

Uppsala University's study and work environment must be characterised by openness and respect. At Uppsala University, there is zero tolerance for victimisation, harassment and sexual harassment.

No one must suffer discrimination on the basis of sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age. This is regulated in the Discrimination Act.


If you feel that you have been the victim of harassment or victimisation, the University is obliged to investigate and take measures to end the harassment or victimisation. It is you who decide whether a behaviour or an action is offensive.

Who can I turn to?

  • The head of department: The head of department is responsible for investigating harassment or other victimisation at the department. The head of department is responsible for ending the harassment or victimisation.
  • The study counsellor: The study counsellor is bound to professional secrecy. If you want to make a report, the study counsellor can provide support in this.
  • You can also talk to someone else on the University's staff who you trust, for example, a teacher or director of studies.

The Discrimination Act contains a prohibition of reprisals that protects those who have reported or complained about harassment or discrimination from being punished.

If you need support in contact with the University

If you need to talk to someone about how you feel

More information

More information is available on Uppsala University's website about how the University works to promote a study environment free from discrimination, harassment, and victimisation.

Guidelines for dealing with cases of harassment under the Discrimination Act

Guidelines for measures against bullying and victimisation

Last modified: 2022-09-08