The Department’s work for equality

Uppsala University, and thus also the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, shall have a long term and systematic work for equal opportunities encompassing all grounds for discrimination. The work shall be carried out on all levels within the university and the department.

The goal includes “to prevent discrimination and in other ways promote equal rights and opportunities regardless of gender, gender transgressing identity and expression, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, sexual orientation, or age.” (Swedish Discrimination Act 2014:958)

More detailed information on the department's equality work can be found in the equality plans below.

The department’s committee for equal treatment and opportunities (equality committee) develops the department’s equality plan. The committee discusses questions regarding equal opportunities, plans and undertakes measures, arranges seminars for employees, and informs students about its work on these questions.

The quality committee is composed of the department’s equality officer, the head of department, and representatives of the department’s four corporations: teachers/researchers, technical/administrative staff, PhD students, and undergraduate students. The committee welcomes proposals and ideas for its continued work. The group meets a couple of times each year.

For 2016-2017 the members are as follows

Equality Officer: Annkatrin Tritschoks
Head of Department: Magnus Öberg 
TA-staff: Therese Pettersson (parental leave), Helena Millroth
Teachers/researchers: Sabine Otto
PhD students: Sebastian van Baalen
Undergraduate students: Fanni Rintakumpu, Beatrice Onn

Planned measures

In the period 2017-2018, the equality committee plans to undertake a survey on students’ views around the equality work, including future opportunities in this area. Furthermore, an informal meeting in form of an “equality mingle” is planned that will give the opportunity to exchange ideas and viewpoints on the department’s equality work.


For discussion of questions and proposals regarding the equality work you can contact the department’s equality officer Annkatrin Tritschoks via email or step by during office hours (see above).

If you or anyone you know at work/in your course is exposed to discrimination or harassment on any of the grounds mentioned above, you can always turn to the department’s equality officer Annkatrin Tritschoks. If you would rather contact somebody else, you can also directly contact the head of department, director of studies, or the university’s equality officer. All contacts with the equality officer are treated as confidential. 

Equality plans

2017-2018 (in Swedish)

2013-2015 (in Swedish)

2013-2015 (in English)



The equality officer Annkatrin Tritschoks can be reached via email or during office hours: every first Thursday of the month, 11:00-12:00, room 467, level 4, Gamla Torget 3.