Diversity, Equal Opportunities and Gender Equality

The Faculties of Humanities and Theology are actively engaged in the issues of diversity, equal opportunities and gender equality, in line with Swedish legislation and the strategic policy and objectives of Lund University. Our work in these areas is based on the premise that diversity, equal opportunities and equality with regard to sexual orientation improve the quality of the teaching and research pursued within the two faculties. More information on the University’s core values can be found in its strategic plan.

The objective of current Swedish legislation is to combat discrimination based on sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age. A number of ways of promoting equal rights and opportunities are presented in this legislation.


Efforts within the Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Efforts to ensure diversity, gender opportunities and sexual equality within the Faculties of Humanities and Theology find expression in many different ways. One of these is the active dissemination of information on the importance of keeping an open mind and reflecting on the opportunities offered by diversity, and its effects on teaching and research. In recruiting both staff and students, we strive to reflect the diversity of society as a whole. We offer career guidance to improve the distribution between the sexes, and to promote other kinds of equality. Equality is also a central factor in determining salaries. The prevention and combating of sexual harassment are other important parts of our work. We also offer our teaching staff and researchers opportunities for continued professional development, leading, among other things, to diversity and gender perspectives being a natural part of teaching and research. This affects both the content and practice of teaching and learning in higher education. Gender perspectives form an intrinsic analytical category in our courses, programmes and research projects.

More detailed information on our efforts concerning diversity, equal opportunities and gender equality is available in Swedish, and can be found on our website:

The Faculty Board for Humanities and Theology has the overall responsibility for issues concerning diversity, equal opportunities and equality with regard to sexual orientation. This board makes strategic decisions and takes the economic initiative necessary to promote diversity, equal opportunities and gender equality within the two faculties.