Lectures and seminars Academic Pride: How can higher education institutions show their true colors and become more inclusive?

02-08-2022 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Add to iCal
Other Room C7, Clarion Hotel Stockholm, Ringvägen 98
Homosexual couple holding up two rainbow-coloured hearts
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Academic Pride has invited researchers Andrea Eriksson and Carin Hellström from the Royal Institute of Technology to present a new report on LGBTQ people’s organizational and social work environment. The seminar will be held in English.

The report has been produced on behalf of the Swedish Agency for Work Environment Expertise (Myndigheten för arbetsmiljökunskap). It discusses the following questions:

  • What factors are particularly characteristic of the work environment for LGBTQ people?
  • What main work environment risks have been identified? What are the health factors?
  • How does the work environment situation differ for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer people? Are there common points of contact?
  • What characterizes an inclusive workplace; that is, where the work environment for LGBTQ people is perceived to be good?

We conclude with a joint discussion on how our universities can work for more inclusive work and study environments for LGBTQIA+ people. How do higher education institutions work with these issues today and what more needs to be done?


  • Andrea Eriksson, associate professor, Division of Ergonomics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Carin Hellström, PhD student, Division of Ergonomics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Skylar Longridge, Rainbows, Stockholm University


  • Karol Vieker, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager, Stockholm School of Economics
  • Kristina Ullgren, Coordinator Equal Opportunities, Karolinska Institutet


You need have a pride festival ticket or a day-ticket to attend the seminar. Read more about the event and how to buy a ticket in the Stockholm pride house program

About Academic Pride

Academic Pride is a collaboration around Stockholm Pride between several of Stockholm’s higher education institutions and their associated student unions. Its purpose is to highlight the importance of LGBTQIA + issues in higher education, both in terms of research and teaching and in terms of inclusive work and study environments.

Academic Pride 2022 is arranged by Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Marie Cederschiöld University, the Stockholm School of Economics, and Stockholm University together with the student unions of the various schools, including Medicinska Föreningen’s LGBTQ association Queerolinska at Karolinska Institutet, the Student Union’s (THS) LGBTQ+ organisation Speqtrum at KTH, the equal treatment council at Marie Cederschiöld University, the Rainbows association at the Stockholm University Student Union (SUS), and the Student Association at the Stockholm School of Economics (SASSE).