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Sexual harassment of 47 employees at UiS

University of Stavanger (UiS)The main entrance to the University of Stavanger. Photo: MBMedia /UiS

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Sexual harassment of 47 employees at UiS

47 employees at the University of Stavanger (UiS) state that they have been sexually harassed by a colleague, according to a recent study.


“I think that it is serious, we have zero tolerance regarding sexual harassment. The percentage itself is low, but far too many persons experience this. First and foremost from their colleagues,” Headmaster of UiS, Marit Boyesen, tells Rogalands Avis.

The survey, conducted by Stamina Census, shows that 47 employees at the University of Stavanger have been sexually harassed by a colleague. This corresponds to 3.8 per cent of the 1,200 employees of the university.

Two professors have quit

Two professors at the University of Stavanger have quit following warning cases in recent years. On top of that, comes the profiled Langeland case.

UiS began measuring the prevalence of bullying and harassment in 2009. The surveys showed that 11 per cent of employees reported self-perceived bullying. In 2019, that figure has dropped to 5.8 per cent.

“Part of the reason for this survey is that we will continue the preventive efforts we are implementing. We have nothing to compare with at the present time, but we obtain that when the results of the national survey are made available,” Boyesen concludes.


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