About Tellus

Tellus is a three-year research-based project aimed at strengthening the preventive work against sexual harassment at Lund University. The project, initiated by vice-chancellor Torbjörn von Schantz, will contribute to a safe study and work environment for all students and staff at the University. 

The project in brief

The project’s aim is to develop and strengthen the preventive work against sexual harassment at Lund University. In order to achieve this goal, these efforts must be informed by comprehensive up-to-date knowledge concerning actual needs. Correspondingly, one of the main aspects of the project is to listen – to employees and to students at all levels, from undergraduates to doctoral students. The name of the project, Tellus, refers specifically to this.

Starting already in autumn 2018, and continuing through the winter and into spring 2019, researchers from Tellus’ project team have been conducting individual interviews and focus group discussions with students, doctoral students and employees from Lund University. These will form the basis for the development of a university-wide survey, which will be sent out later in 2019. The results will be used as a basis for proposed measures, which will be implemented and followed up.

Professor Anette Agardh is the project manager of Tellus.  The project team includes researchers in the fields of law, work environment, sexual health and psychology. 

Read more about the project team here.

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