The university's basic values points out that "the activities at University West are based on and defend the principle of equal value for all people, where democracy and diversity contribute to social welfare, justice and sustainable social development”.The university is and should be a transparent and open university, which takes differences into account in order to promote opportunities for individuals to work and study, and to develop the activities at University West: University West should be an accessible, open and inclusive institution, and we are actively working to combat and prevent discrimination, harassment, victimisation and silence cultures.Same as students, employee should be treated and met with respect and dignity.The university's core values, together with the government values are a foundation for the entire activities.
Preventive measures outlined in these pages are called equal terms: The work is based on, in addition to the above-mentioned values, the statutory responsibilities that university has to work on these issues, mainly from Anti-Discrimination Act (SFS 2008: 567) and the Work Legislation (AFS 1993: 17). The work on equal terms is also part of the university's work environment and quality work and aims to create a good work and study environment free from discrimination, harassment and victimisation, and to work with knowledge, attitudes, values and behaviors.
On the pages below, you can read more about how equal terms work is organised as co-worker, student and applicants to university.
You also find routines about what to do if you have seen or experienced something that may be about discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment or victmisation on this side Procedures for discrimination and victimisation