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Equality and Diversity

At SSE, we actively work for equal opportunities and increased diversity.

Our goal is that students and employees feel encouraged and welcome to come to SSE to study or work regardless of their gender, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, social background, disability, sexual orientation, age, or religion or other beliefs.

SSE works strategically with equal opportunities, diversity and equal treatment in accordance with the Discrimination Act and our policies and action plans. The President is ultimately responsible for ensuring that a goal-driven equality and diversity program is implemented at SSE. In addition, all department heads have a special responsibility to integrate equality and diversity into their own areas of operation.

Please contact Karol Vieker if you have questions or comments about equality and diversity at SSE.

Support for Students with Disabilities

SSE provides different kinds of pedagogical support to students with permanent disabilities. Our goal is to ensure that all students can pursue their studies under the same conditions. For further information, please contact the Coordinator for Students with Disabilities at Academic Support and Records.

SSE Guidelines for Support to Students with Disabilities.pdf

Norm-criticism as a tool for change

The equality and diversity work at SSE is carried out from a norm-critical perspective. This means that norms and power structures are focused on, instead of focusing on that which is perceived to be "different". Norm-criticism means:

  • Exposing norms and power structures
  • Studying the consequences of them
  • Showing who gains/loses from following/breaking them
  • Determining how we all as individuals contribute to reinforcing or weakening them.

Read more about norm-criticism.

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