Equality work at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research

Uppsala University, and thus also the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, shall work long term and systematically 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 is "to combat discrimination and in other ways promote equal rights and opportunities regardless of sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other 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 current planned measures and archived equality plans below.

The Department’s committee for equal treatment and opportunities (Equality Committee) discusses questions regarding equal opportunities, plans and undertakes measures, arranges seminars for employees, and informs students about its work on these questions.

The Equality 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 graduate/undergraduate students. The committee welcomes proposals and ideas for its continued work. The group meets a couple of times each year.

Planned measures

During Spring 2020, the Equality Committee conducted a survey to gather students’ experiences and views around the Department’s equality work, including future opportunities in this area. A final report for the survey was compiled and can be found under the heading "Equality survey". Active measures targeting some of the areas identified for improvement, especially regarding accessibility and equality work awareness are now being planned for the coming semester. A trauma-sensitive communication document has also been created and will be discussed at a pedagogical lunch in September, before being finalized as a teaching resource and introduced to students in a subsequent workshop



The Equality Committee at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research has sought to better understand students’ experiences with equality issues by conducting surveys on occasion, which serve two key purposes. Firstly, to inform the Equality Committee about any perceived obstacles, challenges, or problems related to equality matters amongst the current students. Secondly, to gather ideas and suggestions on areas for improvement and active measures that can inform the Equality Committee’s work going forward. Below you can find the final reports for all the Student Equality Surveys that have been conducted at the Department.


Members of the Equality Committee

Contact information

For discussion of questions and proposals regarding the Department’s equality work, you can contact the Department’s Equality Officer at equality_pcr@pcr.uu.se.

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 contact the Department’s Equality Officer at equality_pcr@pcr.uu.se. All contacts with the Equality Officer are treated as confidential. If you would rather contact somebody else, you can also directly contact the Head of DepartmentDirector of Studies, or the University’s Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor for Equal Treatment. For employees, you can also contact the union, the occupational health service “Previa", or talk to the HR-Coordinator. For students, you can also contact the union, the student health service or the HR-Division.

Further information on this can be found on studentportalen/medarbetarportalen and in the University’s guidelines for dealing with cases of harassment: