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Equal rights at LIME

LIME should be an inclusive and inspiring workplace and study environment. We work continuously and systematically for equal rights and opportunities for all and against discrimination and harassment. Promoting equal rights and opportunities involves working with knowledge, norms, attitudes, values and behavior.

Based on the Discrimination Act (SFS 2008:567) we strive towards equal rights and opportunities regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other beliefs, disability or age.

The law applies to both the institution as a workplace and as a provider of education. Consequently this includes all personnel and all students at LIME.

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Active measures

The Discrimination Act consists of two parts: the antidiscrimination law and active measures.

Since 1 January 2017 the Discrimination Act stipulates that the active measures should be goal-oriented and includes and a responsibility on behalf of the department to investigate and take measures against harassment at the workplace.

If you feel that you are subjected to discrimination, harassment or offensive treatment, you should first contact a manager in your immediate vicinity or HR at your institution.

You are also welcome to contact the safety delegate, the head of administration, the equal rights representatives, the union representatives or head of the department.

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Work environment and health at LIME Photo: Marie Dahlberg

Integration for equality

To promote equality is of fundamental value in KI's strive towards the vision of conducting top quality research and education.

Work environment and health at LIME Photo: Marie Dahlberg


Have you been subjected to any form of sexual harassment, or do you know anyone else who has? Information regarding equal opportunities, discrimination and harassment can be found on the Staff portal.

Anonymous report of an incident

If you have been expose to, or seen someone else being exposed to discrimination and harassments you can make an anonymous report.

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Work environment and health at LIME Photo: Marie Dahlberg

Master suppression techniques

Making invisible. Ridiculing. Withholding information. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Blaming and shaming. Seems familiar?

Widerströmska Equal Rights Network

In the beginning of 2018 LIME initiated a collaboration with the other institutions at Widerströmska: Department of Global Public Health (GPH), Department of Clinical NeuroSciences and the Department of women’s and children’s health.

The aim is to exchange ideas and experiences och collaborate on activities, lectures and seminars. The network will meet twice per semester. The first meeting was held in February 2018.

Karolinska Institutet on August 2, 2014, joining the Stockholm Pride Parade. Management, Christina Bostedt, Per Bengtsson and Anders Gustafsson, when the flag was hoisted at campus. Photo: Gunnar Ask

Equal treatment at KI

Equal treatment for all students and staff. Against all forms of discrimination.

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Work environment and health at LIME Photo: Marie Dahlberg

Equal rights for students at all levels

The Swedish discrimination act covers students at undergraduate, graduate as well as doctoral levels.

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Work environment and health at LIME Photo: Marie Dahlberg

Web course on the Swedish discrimination act and equal rights at KI

Log on to Ping-Pong and learn more about equal rights at KI (in Swedish).


If you have any question about equal rights, send us an e-mail at

Equal rights representatives

The equal rights representatives are appointed by the head of department and act on his behalf with coordination of the work and activities regarding equal rights.

The equal rights representatives do not take on individual cases, but if you have question or concerns regarding equal rights, discrimination and/or harassment related issues, please contact us.

Marie Dahlberg

PhD student