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Published: 2023-02-06

Strong interest in work environment and equal opportunities report

NEWS Hundreds of people took the chance to listen to Ulrika Haake’s presentation on the University’s work environment and equal opportunities inquiry. “We will now delve deeper into the proposals made in the report to decide where to go from here,” says Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson. A recording of the presentations can be viewed online.

Text: Johanna Fredriksson

On behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Ulrika Haake completed an inquiry of how to best organise the University’s work environment and equal opportunities work. 
Read more about her assignment.
The report is available for everyone to read.

On 2 February, Ulrika Haake presented her inquiry and the proposals drawn up in her report. The presentation was held twice, once in English and once in Swedish. Both sessions were open to students and staff and were held at Vardagsrummet in the Humanities Building. The presentations were also broadcast live on live.umu.se. On both occasions, the audience asked questions leading to important conversations. For the Swedish presentation, Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson was present to answer questions. For the English presentation, University Director Hans Wiklund participated in his stead.

All in all, the audience measured over a hundred people in Vardagsrummet, and there were 300 online viewings, for which each viewing may have been seen by multiple people.
The recordings are available online for a couple of weeks yet.

The management takes the work further

Ulrika Haake has now presented the report to the University Management who will take the work and the proposals on from here.

“This work will be ongoing throughout the spring, and we’ll have to see what the outcome will be. Ulrika has provided us with an abundance of wise reflections on how to widen the perspective on work environment and equal opportunities issues,” says Vice-Chancellor Hans Adolfsson after the presentation.

He particularly highlighted the work to set up channels between the silos that can easily form, to avoid losing sight on important issues:
“This is not just important for work culture, work environment and equal opportunities topics but something we overall need to get better at: removing the silos and creating more channels between our internal organisations and processes,” Hans Adolfsson said before thanking Ulrika Haake for conducting the inquiry.