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Gender equality

State sector workplaces have a special obligation to promote equal opportunities for women and men. This is the case in relation to gender equality legislation and the Danish Parliament’s call to state sector workplaces to adopt action plans to promote equal opportunity.

The aim of these action plans is to intensify efforts to actively promote equal opportunities for women and men at state sector workplaces, in order to ensure that all employees – regardless of gender – have the same opportunities in relation to recruitment, training, promotion and working conditions in general.

Aarhus University is working to ensure a more equal gender ratio in the positions and functions for which choice of career and recruitment have been shown to be influenced by gender.

Gender equality promotion at AU is anchored in AU HR, Development and Work Environment, as well as the Committee for Research and External Cooperation (UFE).