Independent University Newspaper
Copenhagen Business School

Popular searches:

Independent University Newspaper

Copenhagen Business School

National survey to investigate sexism in further and higher education 

mirrored face in painting

(Photo: Mette Koors)

As a consequence of the recent debates on sexism and sexual harassment in Denmark, the Minister of Higher Education and Science is requesting a clearer picture of the situation at higher education institutions.

News |   24. Sep 2020

Anne Thora Lykkegaard


Every other year, all students taking further or higher educations receive the national questionnaire Uddannelseszoom, which explores different topics regarding educational quality and satisfaction with their study environments.

This year, the questionnaire will include additional questions regarding experiences with sexism and sexual harassment, according to an article in the Danish newspaper Berlingske.

“We need to deal with the issue of sexism where it exists. If there’s one thing the recent debates in Denmark have shown it is that it’s everywhere,” says Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen, Minister of Higher Education and Science to Ritzau and continues:

“What I can do as a minister is obtain an overview of the scale of the problem. In that way, we have the best possible prerequisites for creating a new culture and a space where we can talk about it.”

The additional questions have not yet been finalized, according to the news article. However, they will be something along the lines of whether the students have received offensive, insulting or patronizing comments, or have been exposed to unwanted sexual attention.

The Chair of the National Union of Students in Denmark, Johan Hedegaard Jørgensen, is positive about extending the questionnaire to ask about sexism. He hopes that the survey can help uncover the scale of the issue, so that action can be taken.

For example, what to do about educators who consequently use sexist expressions.

“For example, that women can’t figure out finance. What to do about it must be explicit,” he says in the news article and continues:

“And then the students should know where to go if they experience offensive behavior. What is being done about it, and who will know.”

The questionnaire from Uddannelseszoom will be sent to the students later in October.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

National survey to investigate sexism in further and higher education by

  • News

    Staff layoffs: What happens if you’re fired

    The clock is ticking. On Thursday morning (5 October), CBS employees will know if they are up for dismissal or not. But what will happen on the day? What emotional stages are you likely to encounter? And who will be there to pick you up when you are feeling the blow of being laid off? CBS WIRE has talked to HR and the consulting agency Actief Hartmanns to provide you with answers.

  • News

    Network, network, network – CBS graduates advise on getting your first job

    There are many approaches to finding your first job. Three recent CBS graduates talk about how they landed theirs. Their approaches were quite different, yet they all highlight networking as a key element.

  • News

    A-Z of the dismissals

    In these final days of September, the fate of a number of CBS employees is being decided. The final amount of money saved on salaries via voluntary severance agreements (aka redundancy packages, Ed.) and senior agreements will be known.  After this, the actual number of employees up for dismissal will be decided by management – and then the individuals will be selected.

  • News

    Layoffs break the crucial trust between organisation and employee

    CBS is laying off a number of employees soon, which will affect our university in different ways. When employees are fired without having done anything wrong, it shatters the trust between the organisation and employees, while also taking a toll on productivity, according to a CBS expert. Layoffs also affect the ‘survivors’, who are forced to adapt to a changed workload and the loss of cherished colleagues.

  • News

    Here to help – at the touch of a button and at Campus Desk

    Exam anxiety? Lost student card? I’ve wedged my car between a Fiat 500 and a lamp post, can you help? You never know what you’ll be asked next. But that’s just how the Campus Desk team like it. And if they can’t fix your problem, they’ll know someone who can. CBS WIRE asked the team about the whole range of topics they advice on every day.

  • Gif of the week
  • News

    CBS Quiz Time: Unraveling the success story

    A successful university environment such as CBS is often associated with academic pursuits, but campus life extends far beyond the classroom. At CBS Quiz Time, a student society motivated by creative thinking and social engagement, students join in a refreshing range of creativity, excitement, and social interaction. CBS WIRE talked to Celine Møller-Andersen to find out about the society’s vision, strategies and the factors that are driving its rapid expansion.

  • News

    Why so sudden? The CBS financial crisis explained

    Employees and union representatives have posed many questions in the wake of the 17 August announcement of a firing round. In this interview, University Director Arnold Boon explains how Senior Management has been working with the budget and a change of financial strategy since the fall of 2022, and why layoffs are now necessary.

Follow CBS students studying abroad

CBS WIRE collaborates with

Stay connected