How we work with gender equality and equal opportunities at SLU

Last changed: 04 May 2021

A work and study environment that is free from discrimination and is characterised by inclusion is a prerequisite for a sustainable work and study life. Good gender equality and equal opportunity work is therefore an important part of a well-functioning work environment effort.

The work with gender equality and equal opportunities (JLV) is led by the vice-chancellor, who bears the utmost responsibility. According to the Discrimination Act, employers and employees shall collaborate on active measures. The work with gender equality and equal opportunities is organised based on this and there are three levels. Responsible persons at each level are listed on the left. The next column shows groups at the various levels, followed by supporting functions (JLV coordination group and JLV case officer). The university administration and library organisation is listed on the right.

The lines illustrate the main interaction pathways between the different functions.

Read about the organisation and the intended working method.

JLV work at the faculty

The dean carries on the vice-chancellor’s wishes and direction for JLV work at faculty level, and they are also responsible ensuring that there is a JLV committee at the faculty. The faculty’s JLV officer supports the dean with operational work.

The JLV committee is a forum at faculty level for discussion and information regarding the university’s ongoing gender equality and equal opportunities work.

JLV work at the departments

The head of department is operatively responsible for gender equality and equal opportunities work at department level. The head of department is responsible for the implementation of active measures according to the Discrimination Act at the department and for ensuring that the activities in the plan for gender mainstreaming are incorporated into ordinary activities. The responsible head of department can ask for support from the JLV officer at faculty level, as well as the department’s coordination group. The work with active measures can advantageously be coordinated with the systematic work environment management.

JLV work in the university administration, library and the University Animal Hospital

The respective manager at the administration, library and University Animal Hospital (UDS) is operatively responsible for gender equality and equal opportunities work at each division/office. The manager is responsible for the implementation of active measures according to the Discrimination Act at the division/office and for ensuring that the activities in the plan for gender mainstreaming are incorporated into ordinary activities. The responsible manager can ask for support from their human resources officer, as well as the division’s coordination group. The work with active measures can advantageously be coordinated with the systematic work environment management.

Support in the work on gender equality and equal opportunities

Sometimes, support may be needed in the systematic work on gender equality and equal opportunities. Besides our pages for active measures, support is available through the JLV officer and HR specialist.

Gender equality and equal opportunities officers at the faculties

The JLV officer supports the faculty management with the faculty-wide JLV work, and heads of department with JLV work at department level. For example, the systematic work to prevent discrimination, provide training and serve as the secretary in the faculty JLV Committee.

The JLV officer works in close collaboration with the faculty management in order to further the implementation of the faculty’s gender mainstreaming work.

NJ Faculty and VH Faculty: Malin Ekström, malin.ekstrom@slu.se

LTV Faculty: Sandra Klinth, sandra.klinth@slu.se

S Faculty: Tina Sjöström, tina.sjostrom@slu.se

HR specialist
The HR Specialist supports managers in the university administration in the JLV work, for example the systematic work to prevent discrimination and provide training.

They support all of the managers in SLU in investigating a suspicion that an employee is being subjected to harassment, sexual harassment or reprisals.

HR specialists
HR Unit, Division of Human Resources, SLU 

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