Physical and Psychosocial Working Environment

Published: 12 November 2012

Working environment

It is everyone's duty to contribute to a better working environment. Students are equated with employees according to the Work Environment Act.

The university is responsible for ensuring that the physical work environment, including premises, ventilation, light and sound, is good, that the premises are accessible and do not exclude students with disabilities and that premises are not used for more people than the stated design number.

The psychosocial work environment includes the student's right to be involved and respected, as well as the right to have transparency in and be able to influence decisions.

Student Safety

At the university there should be a student protection officer. Their task is to review the working environment and point out deficiencies to those responsible at the university. Student protection representatives are appointed by the student unions. The university is responsible for training the student protection officers.

Student Health Care

The university shall provide students with student health care. Student Health Services is provided by Guidance and Health Unit at Luleå University of Technology. The main task of the Guidance and Health Unit Guidance is to promote the students' physical and mental health. This unit focuses on preventive health care and is a support for other activities at the university.  It contributes with specific competence regarding students' health.

Equal Treatment

The Discrimination Act (2008:567) aims to promote equal rights for students and applicants and to seek equal treatment irrespective of, for example, gender, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age. This also applies to internships and practical training.

The university is obligated to conduct targeted work to promote the student's equal rights and to investigate and take the necessary measures to prevent harassment and offensive treatment.