Equal opportunities at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry

All students and employees at Uppsala University shall have equal opportunities to perform their best, regardless of sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, functional diversity, sexual orientation or age. At the Department of Medicinal Chemistry, we work actively to ensure this.


Equal Opportunities Officer

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry has an equal opportunities officer with working hours allocated for the assignment, including:

  • Supporting the Head of department and Department board in the implementation of continuous equal opportunities work.
  • To be the contact person for the University’s support functions at the central level in the area of equal opportunities.

Contact • Equal opportunities officer
Mikael Engskog, Lecturer
Department of Medicinal Chemistry

Equal Opportunities working group

The task of the working group is to support the equal opportunities officer in the implementation of ongoing equal opportunities work by:

  • Drafting proposals for equal opportunities action plans,
  • Preparing proposals for active measures in equal opportunities work
  • Participating in the documentation and follow-up of equal opportunities work

Contact • Equal Opportunities working group

Ottilia Andersson
PhD Student

Sandra Bratt
Course administrator

Birgitta Hellsing
Administrative coordinator

Mikael Hedeland
Head of Department, Professor

Course Information

At the introduction of a course the course responsible must inform the students regarding the policy of equal opportunities at our institution. To help out with this task the Equal opportunities working group have created two Powerpoint slides that can be used for this purpose.

This is discrimination (video in Swedish)


The University Board and the Vice-Chancellor have ultimate responsibility for ensuring that continuous initiatives promoting equal opportunities and counteracting discrimination are implemented at Uppsala University. The chair of each disciplinary domain/faculty board, the heads of departments and every manager and team leader at the University have operative responsibility. The work must take place in collaboration between employers and employees and between the university and the students.

Fairness and quality

Uppsala University is a place of work and study for over 50,000 people. Here, everyone should be able to perform on equal terms. All students and employees must be met with an environment characterised by respect and understanding, regardless of sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, functional diversity, sexual orientation or age.

For us, this is obvious. It is a matter of both fairness and quality. Here you can read more about Uppsala University's work with the conditions for everyone to be able to work and study with us on equal terms.

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