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Gender equality plan

To optimize creativity and quality of the research, the Centre for Marine Evolutionary Biology (CeMEB) has been founded on principles of gender-balance and gender-equality. CeMEB continues to strive for an unbiased distribution of gender in all categories (seniors, postdocs, PhD students and other staff).

Improving and maintaining gender balance are a fundamental guiding principle during recruitment of new staff. We apply an affirmative action principle of selecting a candidate of the minority gender within the working group whenever the leading candidates for any position have equally excellent scientific merit and potential in the position.

Promotion of the under-represented gender and assurance of gender-neutral decisions (e.g. when research resources are to be distributed among the CeMEB partners) are the responsibility of the director and the theme leaders. Decisions are undertaken under the guidance of the University’s Equal Opportunity representatives and the policy.

According to the principle adopted by the Swedish Research Council, the steering committee and the advisory board shall at least have a 40:60 gender balance.

The goal for year seven of the programme will be to maintain a 50:50 (minimum 40:60) gender balance among all postdoctoral researchers of the programme (postdocs, junior, and senior researchers; present distribution is 49% women:51% men, December 2018). This goal persisted through all the years of the programme.

This gender equality plan was taken by the Steering Committee September 22, 2009, and will be revised every year.
Last revision: 11th December 2018

Equal value and equal opportunities

Our organisation is continually evolving in order to ensure a good working environment in which all employees and students, regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion or other belief system, transgender identity or expression, any functional disability, sexual orientation or age, are given the best opportunities to develop.

Read more about Equal Treatment Policy, at the University of Gothenburg.


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Kerstin Johannesson

Page Manager: Eva Marie Rödström|Last update: 12/16/2018

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