National survey on sexual harassment
The purpose of the national research study is to establish research-based knowledge about the prevalence and consequences of gender-based vulnerability and sexual harassment in academia among both students and employees. This will be the first study of its kind in Sweden.
During week 17, the survey will be sent to a random sample of students, doctoral students, and employees at the country's colleges and universities. The group of employees includes both teaching and administrative staff.
In the autumn of 2021, each university will be able to order a result of the survey at the university level. A report for the entire sector is expected to be presented in March 2022.
Zero tolerance at the University of Borås
As an employer, the University of Borås has a responsibility for a good work environment. At the university, we have zero tolerance for discrimination, harassment, or abusive behaviour.
“It is very positive that we are now conducting this important study and I want to encourage all employees who are selected to fill in the survey. The higher the quality of the survey, the greater its impact will be, and the better material we will have to work with,” said Mats Tinnsten, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Borås.
On the employee website, there is information about how the university works with issues of discrimination and harassment, as well as information about procedures, advice, and support. If you feel that you have been a victim of something, contact your closest manager or someone else you trust. You can also turn to the Director of HR, occupational health care, the chief safety representative, or a safety representative.
The study is part of the research and collaboration programme run by the Karolinska Institute, Malmö University, and the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research at the University of Gothenburg. The survey is being conducted in collaboration with Statistics Sweden, which is responsible for sending and collecting data.
Johanna Avadahl / Translation: Eva Medin