Last updated on 2017-11-28

Diversity and inclusion

Discrimination and harassment

The IT University of Copenhagen strives to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all students. Any case of discrimination and harassment based on gender, age, physical ability, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or national origin should be reported.

Students who experience episodes of discrimination and harassment from fellow students or from ITU personnel should immediately get in touch with the Head of Studies, Lene Pries-Heje (lpries@itu.dk).

Positive action

Please note that certain cases of positive discrimination (or affirmative action) are allowed and regulated by the Danish law through a statutory instrument, the Executive Order on initiatives to promote gender equality (Access to Equal Opportunities Initiatives Without Exemption). For example, according to § 2 of the executive order, "it is legal to establish courses etc. for one sex, if it promotes equality between men and women”.

Serious crime

If you have been the victim of rape or another sexual assault, you must report the abuse to the police - even if you are in doubt whether or not you have been exposed to a crime. Call the Police (114) or visit the nearest police station. See more here. You can also get free counselling by contacting one of the Danish centers for victims of sexual assault. Here you can receive help from psychologists, sexologists and social workers – even months or years after the episode has occurred.