Gender action plans

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.

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.

Gender equality and diversity

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Gender equality at NTNU
Action plan for a better gender balance 2014-2016

Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences
Diversity action plan 2017-2019

University of Oslo
Action Plan for Gender Equality and Gender Balance 2015-2017

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

Sexual harassment

For more action plans against sexual harassment at Norwegian higher education institutions, please see the Norwegian version of this site. 

BI Norwegian Business School
Sexual harassment

MF Norwegian School of Theology
Harassment, learning environment, welfare

NHH - Norwegian School of Economics
Action against harassment

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Ethical guidelines for NMBU

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Sexual harassment

School of Mission and Theology (MHS)
Plan against sexual harassment

University of Bergen
Ethical guidelines - harassment

University of Oslo
Sexual harassment

UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Sexual harassment

VID Specialized University
Guidelines regarding unwanted sexual attention VID Specialized University


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.