Equality, non-discrimination and diversity among teaching and research staff in higher education institutions

The KOTAMO project examines how equality, non-discrimination and diversity among staff members can be promoted in Finnish higher education institutions. Based on the study, concrete proposals for measures will be developed for higher education institutions and for national policy approaches.

The project will examine equality and non-discrimination in the recruitment, professional career paths and workplace atmosphere among teaching and research staff. The project will also explore the measures taken in reference countries to promote equality and non-discrimination in higher education institutions.

The project will be carried out in close cooperation with stakeholders, i.e. the staff members, management and funding bodies of Finnish higher education institutions. The study will be conducted by Demos Helsinki, Oxford Research, Includia Leadership, Researcher Inkeri Tanhua, Professor Liisa Husu and Kaskas Media.

The results of the project will be collected into the final report scheduled to be published in summer 2022. Use hashtag #kotamohanke to participate in the discussion on Twitter.

Literature review on equality and diversity

Sukupuolten tasa-arvo ja etninen tasa-arvo korkeakoulujen opetus- ja tutkimushenkilöstön keskuudessa – Kirjallisuuskatsaus (in Finnish)

Inquiries

Saara Vihko, opetusneuvos 
Ministry of Education and Culture, Korkeakoulu- ja tiedepolitiikan osasto ( KTPO ), Tiedepolitiikan vastuualue ( TIEVA ) 0295330005  


Anna Ylitalo, Specialist 
Ministry of Education and Culture, Korkeakoulu- ja tiedepolitiikan osasto ( KTPO ), Tiedepolitiikan vastuualue ( TIEVA ) 0295330321