Promoting Gender Equality in Science
This is an online information source for people who work to improve gender balance in the research sector, and for anyone else interested in the issue of gender equality in science. A committee was appointed by the Ministry of Education and Research in 2004 to work with these questions, and this website was initiated by the committee.
The present Committee for Gender Balance in Research is appointed from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2017. It is chaired by Professor Curt Rice.
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Curt Rice, head of Norway’s Committee for Gender Balance in Research, comments on the american study "What Happens Before? A Field Experiment Exploring How Pay and Representation Differentially Shape Bias on the Pathway into Organizations". Read more at nature.com
Towards gender balance.
The proportion of women in academic positions at Norwegian School of Economics is consistently far below what we would consider acceptable. The school got its first ever female full professor in 2002. The numbers have indeed improved since then. At the end of 2013, we reached the 15 per cent mark. Read more at Rector's blog
The Research Council of Norway has a new policy for gender balance and gender perspectives in research. Read more at The Research Council of Norway
Centres for Research-based Innovation.
The Research Council of Norway has received 57 applications from companies and research groups seeking to attain status as Centres for Research-based Innovation. 24 of the 57 applications received are from centres with a female director, while among the 21 existing centres, only one is headed by a woman. Read more at The Research Council of Norway
Newsletter February 2014.
A new issue of KILDEN's newsletter in English, with news on gender research, gender equality and gender politics in Norway, is now available. Read more at
New Committee for Gender Balance in Research.
The Ministry of Education and Research has appointed the KIF Committee for four years. It is chaired by professor Curt Rice. Read more at Rice's blog
There are many indications that something is about to happen with the gender balance in Norwegian academia. But it takes a long time for the changes to reach the professor level, which is still heavily male dominated. (26.06.2014) Read more
What have the millions of kroner from the Ministry’s Gender Equality Award been used for and what are the results? We asked this question of the previous years’ winners. (23.06.2014) Read more
For 10 years the allocation to the Committee for Gender Balance in Research had not been increased or adjusted for inflation. Now for the first time ever, the committee will receive a budget increase from the Norwegian government. (02.06.2014) Read more
Elisabeth Isaksson’s research field has been filled with bearded old men throughout its history, and up until the 1990s female researchers were denied access to stations in the polar region. But something has changed. (14.05.2014) Read more
Despite formal rights and gender equality measures, women in academia still hit their heads against a wall, according to Associate Professor Randi Gressgård. (02.05.2014) Read more
For 10 years the KIF Committee has worked to improve gender balance in the research sector. The new committee has been expanded by three members and will have a broader sphere of responsibility beginning this spring. (22.04.2014) Read more
Gender balance is as much a question of quality as of fairness. This is a basic principle in the Research Council of Norway’s new gender equality policy which states that at least 40 percent of project managers must be women. (25.03.2014) Read more
“I’ve never met a female associate professor who says that she doesn’t want to be a full professor,” says Curt Rice, the new chair of the Committee for Gender Balance in Research. (19.02.2014) Read more