As a student or University applicant you are protected under the Discrimination Act. The purpose of the law is to prevent discrimination on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, religion or other beliefs, sexual orientation and functional disability.
All students shall have equal possibilities and rights during their studies. Under the Discrimination Act, the University must work to prevent the occurrence of discrimination and harassment, for example by annually setting up an equal treatment plan. The University is also inspected by the Equality Ombudsman, who monitor that the law is followed.
As a student, in addition to the protection of the Discrimination Act, you are also protected against degrading treatment. Degrading treatment is dealt with under the Work Environment Act and is defined as recurring negative actions targeting individual students. This can be for example when a student is systematically ignored, excluded, criticised and ridiculed in front of others, denied information and slandered.
All students have a right to a working environment free from degradation.