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Equal Opportunities and Code of Conduct

Equal Opportunities at Semmelweis University

The Plan of Equal Opportunities is a document laying the guidelines and requirements for the promotion of equal opportunities. It also contains the rules and regulations to aid the implementation of the aforementioned guidelines and requirements. Its main principle is that it is every person’s inalienable right to receive equal treatment and not to be subject of direct or indirect discrimination.

In order maintain and promote equal opportunities at the university, a council was set up to monitor the fair distribution of men and women, to make suggestions on how to reach a proportionate representation of the sexes, to investigate and to initiate the abolishment of the forms of discrimination and measures discriminating against the participation of women.

A separate regulation was created to ensure the implementation of equal treatment for students with disabilities and to aid their studies. The regulation sets forth the aid, assistance and support that can be given to students depending on the degree of disability. It also defines the role of the disability coordinator, who helps all the students with disabilities at the university independent of faculties.

Disability coordinator of Semmelweis University:
Balázs Horváth
e-mail: horvath.balazs@semmelweis-univ.hu

Semmelweis University’s Code of Conduct

The aim of the university’s Code of Conduct is to set forth and describe those ethical standards that are essential for the university’s community, however they are not included in general ethical guidelines and codes of conduct referring to professions. Thus, it helps students and staff follow ethical standards, recognise ethical problems, find solutions and sanction non compliant behaviour. Semmelweis University strives to promote the creation and maintenance of trust which is inevitable in making its operation successful, high standard and respectful.

The university’s Code of Conduct serves as a guideline for the general rules of conduct regarding university identity, education and university work. Besides defining proper behaviour it describes the prohibition of endangerment and the duty of protection. There is a separate chapter on respecting privacy and it also includes regulations on the evaluation of ethical complaints.