The University of Helsinki is committed to promoting equality and preventing discrimination in all its operations. The University strives to be a forerunner in the promotion of equality and the creation of an atmosphere of respect for diversity. The University recognises and eliminates practices and structures that create and sustain inequality. Equality and, as a related factor, accessibility contribute to the quality of a multicultural and multilingual University community. See more details in the University's Equality and Diversity Plan.
The University’s Equality Committee is a body under the Vice-Rector, featuring the whole spectrum of the University community. The duties of the Equality Committee are to:
- Promote the achievement of the objectives outlined in the Act on Equality between Women and Men and the Non-Discrimination Act, monitor the development of equality at the University and report on it;
- Influence the University community so as to strengthen pro-equality attitudes, opinions and structures at the University; and
- Prepare an equality plan as specified in the Act on Equality between Women and Men and the Non-Discrimination Act.
The equality adviser supports the promotion of equality at the University of Helsinki. Please contact the equality adviser at firstname.lastname@example.org.