Literature and action plans

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Here we present a selection of publications on harassment and bullying in working life. There is little Norwegian and Nordic research on sexual harassment in academia, but we have compiled a list of literature that may be useful in the effort to combat sexual harassment in the research sector.


Bondestam, Fredrik and Maja Lundqvist (2018). Sexual harassment in academia. An international research review, The Swedish Research Council.

Motrøen, Mads (2019). Bullying and Harassment in the UH sector. 
Note: The report is done by Ipsos on behalf of University of Agder, University of Oslo and Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

Nielsen, Morten B., Brita Bjørkelo, Guy Notelaers, Ståle Einarsen (2010). Sexual Harassment: Prevalence, Outcomes, and Gender Differences Assessed by Three Different Estimation Methods. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. Volume 19, Issue 3, 2010.

Nielsen, Morten B. and Ståle Einarsen (2012). Prospective relationships between workplace sexual harassment and psychological distress. Occupational Medicine.

Nielsen, M. B., Magerøy, N., Gjerstad, J. and S. Einarsen (2014). Workplace bullying and subsequent health problems. Tidsskr Nor Legeforen, No. 12/13 – 1 July 2014.

Whistleblowing and measures to combat sexual harassment

Below we present universities and university colleges that have notification systems, action plans and guidelines against sexual harassment in English.

Nord University
Report violations or sexual harassment

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Harassment, bullying and unwanted sexual attention

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Sexual harassment - is abuse of power and is not tolerated | Whistleblowing

Oslo Metropolitan University
Whistleblowing - Employees | Have you experienced unwanted sexual attention or harassment as a student at OsloMet? 

University of Agder
Speak up 

University of Bergen
Sexual harassment | Speak up about the student environmentIf staff at UiB are subjected to harassment | Ethical guidelines for relations between supervisors and students or candidates at the University of Bergen 

University of Oslo
Speak up | Sexual harassment | Guidelines against harassment 

University of Stavanger
Let us know! | Sexual harassment policy

UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Sexual harassment 

MF Norwegian School of Theology
Harassment | Harassment, learning environment, welfare 

BI Norwegian Business School
Reporting harassment and improper behavior

Oslo National Academy of the Arts (KHiO)
Speak up about the learning environment 

NHH - Norwegian School of Economics
Reporting of violations of laws or ethical standards at NHHAction against harassment

Norwegian Academy of Music
Before you make a complaint

VID Specialized University
Unwanted sexual attention and harassment | Report serious incidentsGuidelines regarding unwanted sexual attention

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN)
Speak up! | Notification Procedure for INN 

Volda University College
Speak up!