Equal opportunities and diversity

Halmstad University works actively for equal opportunities and diversity. The work is founded on democratic values and respect for human rights as well as the guiding principle that the various backgrounds, competencies and experiences of the University’s employees and students are quality enhancing factors that both influence and enrich knowledge development in society.

Our ambition is that employees as well as students at the University feel welcome and respected and can work, study and develop in an inclusive environment. All employees and students should have the same rights and opportunities regardless of sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation, age or social background.

Equal opportunity and diversity work should permeate all levels at the University and any form of discrimination, harassment or victimisation is unacceptable.

These basic values, the University’s mission statement together with the relevant laws and ordinances provide the basis for the University’s Policy for Working Environment and Equal Opportunities.

Halmstad University’s guiding principle is that the background, knowledge, expertise and experience of the employees and students all contribute to quality enhancement which influences and enriches the development of knowledge in the community.