Tellus – a project to reinforce Lund University's work against sexual harassment

Tellus is a three-year project aimed at reinforcing 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 preventive work against sexual harassment is not only to be developed and strengthened, it shall also be based on knowledge and actual needs. Therefore, one of the main aspects of the project is to listen – to employees, students and doctoral students. The name of the project, Tellus, refers specifically to this.

The project has completed individual interviews and focus group discussions that started in the autumn 2018. These form the basis for the university-wide survey targeting employees and students at all levels, which will be carried out during the fall of 2019. The results will be used as a basis for proposed measures, which will be implemented and followed up in the next stage.

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

Read more on the project blog


You are welcome to contact the project directly if you have experiences or thoughts that you would like to share with the project team.

Contact Project manager Anette Agardh via e-mail anette [dot] agardh [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se


Anette Agardh
Professor in Social Medicine and Global Health
Project manager 
+46 40 39 13 38
anette [dot] agardh [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se