Active Measures

As from January 2017, the requirement to have an equal treatment plan and a gender equality plan has been replaced by a requirement for the university continually to document its work on active measures. According to the Discrimination Act, active measures relate both to preventing discrimination, as well as to promoting equal rights and opportunities regardless of grounds for discrimination. Active measures cover both the study environment and the working environment, as well as students, applicants to courses, employees and applicants for positions.

At Uniarts, the university-wide active measures are gathered in the document here. Not all events are listed in the document, so below is more information about various measures taken to make Uniarts a non-discriminatory and equal study and workplace where everyone feels welcome.

Autumn term 2019

  • From the autumn term of 2019, a university-wide coordinator has been appointed for students with functional variance. Read more about studying with functional variance.
  • A lecture series in the field of the Discrimination Act is planned as a skills development and discussion platform for both students and staff at Uniarts. The series will be given during the autumn term of 2019 and the spring term of 2020.
  • Staff Day with lecture by Hanna Gerdes - When will values ​​become discrimination?, as well as interactive theater with Pocketteatern.
  • On September 11, an LGBTQ day was held for all students.

Spring term 2019

  • During the spring term, RFSL gave a lecture to all students about LGBTQ and the Discrimination Act.
  • During the spring, the Departments of dance, dance pedagogy and circus conducted a half-day in which parts of the Discrimination Act and brochures on discrimination and offensive treatment were discussed.


Autumn term 2018

  • In August 2018, Uniarts responded to a survey of the universities' work on sexual harassment by the Swedish Council for Higher Education. You will find Uniarts´ answer here (In Swedish) 
  • Student Ombudsperson: To support students in both the more organized union work and individual issues, Uniarts, together with The Royal Institute of Art (Kungl. Konsthögskolan) hired a student ombudsperson for a trial period from the autumn term 2018. The student ombudsperson can act as support for individual students in cases of experienced harassment or bullying, for example. Contact: tomas.nilsson@uniarts.se
  • In 2018, work started on LGBTQ-certifying the university through the organization RFSL. An LGBTQ certification entails structured and purposeful work to improve both Uniarts´ work and study environment, accommodating and providing staff and students with increased knowledge of LGBTQ, norms and health and living conditions for LGBTQ people. Certification takes place through training sessions, including workshops, for students, staff and the development of an action plan for the work (action plan is under development).
  • RFSL conducted a lecture and workshop on LGBTQ and the Discrimination Act's content for staff and student representatives.
  • During the autumn term 2018, the yearly recurring higher education pedagogical training for teachers and doctoral candidates started. In this course there are elements that aim to increase knowledge and awareness of the equality perspective in teaching, such as the choice of material, text and literature. Many of Uniarts´ programs already include learning objectives that relate to equality, gender equality and norm criticism, but as the course is aimed at all teachers, the opportunities to develop and deepen the teaching at Uniarts in these perspectives increase.


Spring term 2018

  • Uniarts regularly conducts study environment surveys in the form of student surveys, the questionnaire contains questions about vulnerability and educational support. A survey was conducted during the spring term 2018 and the result was analyzed both at the university-wide level and within the departments. The result has been taken care of within the systematic work on the working environment, both centrally and through the departments. The result has, among other things, led to increased information efforts directed at students about Uniarts´ routines in harassment (Uniarts´ common action plan for systematic work on the working environment). Student surveys are conducted on a regular basis.
  • At the departments of film and media, performing arts and acting since 2018, in-depth work on power and discrimination is ongoing. With external support, a review of the activities was carried out with the aim to identify and rectify what may have a discriminatory effect on people and thus exclude them or make their active participation as students or staff more difficult.
  • In a collaboration between the departments dance, dance pedagogy and circus, a full-day conference was held with “Open space” on the theme “How do we break the culture of silence?” to generate constructive proposals in the dance and circus fields. Employees, students and external participants attended. Read more about the conference.