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Gender equality and diversity at IPU

The work with gender equality, diversity and equal conditions (JML) differs between the schools at KTH. At Production Engineering, there is both a representative at management level that works with strategic issues and a group consisting of local representatives.

KTH has a set of values based on democracy, the equal value of persons, human freedoms and rights, and a free and open discussion. Equality between women and men, and distancing oneself from all forms of discrimination are both a quality issue and an obvious part of KTH's values. Gender equality and diversity among employees and students is also an important resource for KTH.

KTH's mission within gender equality, diversity and equal conditions

KTH has two main assignments regarding gender equality, diversity and equal conditions at the university. The first is the assignment based on the Discrimination Act and the seven grounds of discrimination. The second assignment is Gender Equality Integration, where universities and colleges must develop a plan for how the higher education institution intends to develop the work with gender equality integration.

KTH's mission within JML (Swedish)

Local organisation and activities

We work on three levels to meet the assignments

  1. There are seven grounds for discrimination. If you experience something in our premises that should be reported. Report discrimination or harassment
  2. A conscious leadership is needed to make a change. ITM's Management team works strategically to implement gender equality, diversity and equal conditions in various processes.
  3. In addition, there is a need for increased awareness of the issues among all employees. Local JML groups initiate activities such as workshops, training and inclusive coffee to complement the leaders' strategic work.

Management JML Group – "The small JML Group"

At the ITM School, the entire management team participates in the JML work so that it can be integrated into many different parts. The focus right now is on recruitment and career paths, but salary statistics, meeting culture and norm understanding are also on the agenda. We call that group the "The small JML Group".

Organisation chart JML at ITM
The ITM school's organisation within JML: JMLA is responsible for reporting, discussions and decisions. JML Partner supports JMLA. The small JML group consists of Heads of Departments, Admin Manager and GA. The large JML group consists of one or more employees from each department (EGI, IPU, INDEK, LES, MMK, MSE and operational support).

Local JML group at the department 

At each department there is a local group that works with JML issues. They meet in small groups and gather at regular intervals in what we call "The large JML group". The local representatives act as links between the management's JML group and individuals at the department.

JMLA  convenes meetings of the Large JML group and receives support from the JML partner .

Production Engineering

On the agenda:

  • Staff activities with a focus on meeting culture and norm understanding.
  • Activities to discuss cultural understanding.
  • Activities organised by the "Well-being group" that will promote the JML work.
  • Workshops on rules and work culture.
  • Activities that encourage development in the Swedish language for foreign-born.

Group members: Ove Bayard , Eleonora Boffa , Ola Fransson