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 in English, but we have compiled a list of literature that may be useful in the effort to combat sexual harassment in the research sector.


Bondestam, F. & Lundqvist, M. (2018). Sexual harassment in academia. An international research review. The Swedish Research Council.

Bråten, M. (2020). Sexual Harassment in Various Parts of Working Life in Light of #MeToo. Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning 44 (1): 23-38.

Einarsen, S., Hoel, H., Zapf, D. & Cooper, C. L. (Eds.) (2010) Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace. Developments in Theory, Research and Practice.

ERAC (European Research Area and Innovation Committee) Standing Working Group on Gender in Research and Innovation (2020). Sexual Harassment in the Research and Higher Education Sector: National Policies and Measures in EU Member States and Associated Countries.

Jardim, P. S. J., Gaustad, J. V., Langøien, L. J. & Næss, G.E. (2022). The prevalence of sexual harassment in Norway: a rapid review (Summary in English). Oslo: Folkehelseinstituttet, 2022.

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

Nielsen, M. B. & Einarsen, S. (2012). Prospective relationships between workplace sexual harassment and psychological distress. Occupational Medicine, 62(3), 226–228.

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

Nordic Council of Ministers (2020). Sexually harassed at work: An overview of the research in the Nordic countries.

Nordic Information on Gender (NIKK) (2020). Sexually harassed at work – A brief overview of the research in the Nordic countries. NIKK commissioned by Nordic Council of Ministers.

Rudolfsson, L., Dahlman-Wright, K., Löfgren, L., Toropova, A. & Björklund, C. (2022). Survey on: Gender-based violence and sexual harassment in the Swedish higher education sector (Summary in English). Karolinska Institutet, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Malmö universitet, Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning, Göteborgs universitet, 2022.

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 about the learning environment | Harassment | Guidelines against harassment 

University of Stavanger
Let us know!

UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Sexual harassment 

MF Norwegian School of Theology
Harassment | Learning Environment and Welfare

BI Norwegian Business School
Speak up

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
Report Unwanted Conduct | Unwanted Sexual Attention and Harassment

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

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

Volda University College
Speak up!

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