Studying

Equal opportunity

"Our creative knowledge environment is permeated by global
values – internationalisation, equal opportunity, and sustainable
development – in research, education, and administration. Linnaeus
University promotes an international environment where people from
different backgrounds with different experiences can meet, and where
all students and members of staff subscribe to the notion of equal
opportunity and sustainable development.
All our activities are to be carried out in a way that promotes
equality of opportunity, economic and social well-being, justice, and a
good working environment. Working methods at the university, both
internal and external, are to be characterised by respect and democracy"
(Vision and strategy: A creative knowledge environment in the spirit of Linnaeus 2015-2020)

In order to reach the goals set out in Linnaeus University's strategy document, the university needs to establish a collaborative and including culture between all persons who are active at the university. According to the steering document plan for equal opportunity at Linnaeus University, guidelines and structures should be developed in a way that ensures equal opportunity for all employees and students at Linnaeus University – something that is crucial in order to achieve a well-functioning working environment and study environment. Our work with equal opportunity has the ambition to be preventive and to develop continuously.

Equal opportunity means that all people should have equally good opportunities to perform their best, regardless of sex, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation, or age.

The university board and the rector have the overall responsibility to make sure that goal-oriented work is carried out to build a university with diversity, where all people are met with respect and given equal opportunity. Each head of department/departmental manager is responsible for the daily preventive and supporting work concerning equal opportunity.

Student projects in sustainable development

Are you interested in sustainability? Would you like to contribute to a better world and receive compensation for it? Do you have an idea for a project you want to implement which does not t in the course or programme you are studying?

You decide yourself what kind of project you want to carry out. It can be anything from a book club or an information campaign about equality to a clothes swap day, a cultivation project, an exhibition in connection to Pride, an open lecture – or anything really that in some way deals with sustainable development.

Make an application!