Advisory Board for Equal Opportunities
The University Board and the Vice-Chancellor have the overall responsibility for ensuring that goal-oriented work is carried out for Equal Opportunities at Uppsala University, which includes all employees and students. The Equal Opportunities work is conducted by the Discrimination Act, the Higher Education Act (SFS 1992:1434), and the Ordinance (2001:526) Regarding the Responsibility of Governmental Authorities for Implementing the Disability Politics and the University's Mission and Core Values.
The Advisory Board advises the Vice-chancellor on University-wide issues relating to the University's Equal Opportunities work. The Board prepares issues on behalf of the Vice-chancellor. The concept of equal opportunities relates to the seven grounds of discrimination regulated in the Discrimination Act, as well as social background. The Board shall advise the Vice-chancellor on and contribute to the University's work on gender mainstreaming, which the Gender Mainstreaming Plan governs.
The chairperson of the Board is the Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor for Equal Opportunities professor Åsa Cajander. The Board consists of representatives of the University's activities and representatives of the Trade Unions and the Student Unions. Link to the Members of the Board.
When necessary, officials at the University Administration who work with Equal Opportunities, act as rapporteurs at Board meetings.