Action plans for equality and diversity

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All public institutions in Norway are obliged to promote gender equality and diversity through active, targeted, planned work. They must also give a yearly account of their efforts. Measures for gender equality among students and employees is one of the topics in the institutions' actions plans.

33 accredited universities and university colleges were member institutions in Universities Norway (UHR) on November 2019.

Some of the Norwegian universities and university colleges have translated their action plans for gender equality and diversity into English, as well as a description of their work to combat sexual harassment. We present them here.


Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Action plan: Equality, diversity and inclusion at NMBU 2018-2021

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Gender equality at NTNU
Policy for Gender Equality and Diversity 2018-2021

OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
Diversity action plan 2017-2019

University of Agder
Action plan for equal opportunities, inclusion and diversity

University of Bergen
Gender Equality Action Plan
Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan

University of Oslo
Gender equality initiatives
Action Plan for Gender Equality, Gender Balance and Diversity 2018-2020

University Colleges

NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Action plan for improved gender equality in Academic Positions

VID Specialized University
Gender Equality and Diversity Action Plan 2019 - 2021


According to the Norwegian Gender Equality Act all enterprises that are subject to a statutory duty are obliged to give an annual account of the actual state of affairs regarding gender equality in the enterprise. An account shall also be given of measures that have been implemented as well as planned measures in order to promote gender equality and to prevent differential treatment of men and women.

This law pertains to all public research and higher education institutions in Norway.