We bring a gender perspective to our education
We have established four gender lectureships at LiU, and the holders ensure that a gender perspective is included in education. Part of this work is the development of robust models of teaching theory. Linköping University was the first to create such lectureships: other universities have subsequently followed in our footsteps. The most significant effect of introducing a gender perspective into the study programmes and courses is that it leads to better teaching, since it brings with it knowledge of aspects that affect society in many different ways. Knowledge is also central to the development towards a more equal society at all levels.”
Camilla Forsberg, senior lecturer in the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, and holder of one of LiU’s four gender lectureships.
We spread research results and knowledge within gender science
The Forum for Gender Studies and Equality works in a structured manner to organise collaboration and the spread of gender science. It is an arena and meeting place in which to form a productive interface between research and practicality in the field of gender studies and gender equality. More information about the Forum for Gender Studies and Equality
The student unions all have an officer responsible for student support and welfare
Each student union has an officer responsible for student support and welfare. Students who experience any form of abusive treatment can always contact the student support and welfare officer who will help the students and guide them within the university.
We integrate equal opportunities in all operations
The vice-chancellor has strategic and overall responsibility for equal opportunities at LiU. A group for equal opportunities and gender equality reports to the vice-chancellor. Work with Equal Opportunities is to be integrated into ordinary operational processes and permeate the university. We have advanced expertise in the field of gender studies and equal opportunities; we have committed managers and students have a major influence on the aspects of work with equal opportunities. Work to ensure equal opportunities is for us a precondition to achieving our strategic goals.