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Luleå University of Technology's Code of Conduct

Luleå University of Technology is a challenge-driven university that must be recognized for contributing to a competitive and sustainable society by offering cross-border education and research in a welcoming culture that is permeated by courage, closeness and trust. A professional treatment of each other and our surroundings is an important part of being able to achieve this.

The Code of Conduct defines how we should behave towards each other and what behaviour we can expect from others. The Code of Conduct must form the basis for dialogues within the university in order to be concretized and kept alive.

For the university, it is a matter of course that all people have equal value, rights, opportunities and obligations. Differences enrich our university and that is how we want it. Both students and staff are therefore expected, in speech and writing in both physical and digital contexts, to:

  • Treat everyone, students, employees and other partners with respect and consideration. This applies regardless of gender, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation and age.
  • Contribute to creating a safe, respectful and inclusive work and study environment. This means taking active action to counter purposeful exclusion of others, unwanted jokes, unpleasant comments and aggressive treatment.
  • Encourage others, provide support and help where you can and thus contribute to a good work environment for all. This creates trust and contributes to a safe workplace and study place that promotes development and knowledge.
  • Be a good role model by communicating in a professional way and expressing opinions objectively and not by attacking a person's way of being, looking or the like.
  • Show respect for differences - not everyone looks the same, feels the same or has the same experience. It is perfectly OK and an essential part of the work and study environment at a university.
  • It is important to be able to debate opinions, thoughts, political convictions and societal issues of various kinds in respectful ways. Being able to exchange opinions with each other should be a natural part of being at a university.
  • Speak up directly if something feels wrong to the people concerned and if necessary, to the people who can help fix the problem, such as your immediate manager or your student union.