An equal KTH
Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Terms at KTH
At KTH, JML-related efforts focus on safeguarding democracy and human rights. In addition, JML efforts permeate university operations in such a way that they affect quality, competence provision, competitiveness and finances. Above all, JML is about creating and maintaining a good and safe work and study environment for both employees and students.
KTH's Development Plan and Operational Plan
At the state level, there are numerous laws and guidelines that KTH should follow. The university’s work in the JML area is based on the Discrimination Act, the Work Environment Act, the Higher Education Act, the Higher Education Ordinance, the appropriation directions, and the Administrative Procedure Act. At the university level, there are also specific governing documents that regulate and guide KTH’s internal JML efforts in both the short and long term.
KTH's Development Plan 2018–2023 states that equality between women and men and the rejection of all forms of discrimination constitute both a quality issue and an obvious part of the university's core values. The President notes that in-depth work related to awareness-raising and competence development in terms of gender equality and values is needed in order to achieve the goal of an open and welcoming university. The development plan sets out the future objectives for this work.
A more equal KTH:
• has a more even distribution between men and women within the organisation and its decision-making bodies
• has gender-conscious leadership
• has integrated gender perspectives in its education and research
• also promotes gender equality outside KTH
• incorporates gender perspectives in its resource allocation and equal conditions for staff in different parts of KTH