Published: 2021-04-27 11:11 | Updated: 2021-04-27 11:11

Survey on gender-based vulnerability and sexual harassment to students, doctoral students and employees – your answer is important

In the beginning of May, a survey is sent to approximately 125,000 students, doctoral students and employees at Swedish higher education institutions. This large survey is the first of its kind in Sweden and will identify the incidence and consequences of gender-based vulnerability and sexual harassment within academia.

The distributor of the survey is Statistics Sweden (SCB), and the answers remain fully confidential. The questionnaire can be answered in Swedish or English.

The results of the survey will form the basis for a research project led by Karolinska Institutet with Christina Björklund as principal investigator.

The results are scheduled to be published early 2022 and will provide research-based knowledge about gender-based vulnerability and sexual harassment as a basis for implementing measures in the higher education sector.

In addition, Karolinska Institutet will analyze the results from our students, doctoral students and employees.

Your answer to the survey will have a significant impact on how we can jointly create a better study and work environment and higher quality in education and research. Research-based knowledge gives us the opportunity to implement the right measures. Therefore, every answer is important!

The research project was initiated within the research and collaboration programme on gender-based vulnerability and sexual harassment within academia.  Karolinska Institutet, KTH, Malmö university and the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research are the initiators and lead the programme. KI coordinates the program through programme leader Karin Dahlman-Wright. KI's Research and Collaboration Programme on Gender-based Violence.