Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research

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The booklet "Talent at stake. Changing the culture of research – gender-sensitive leadership" published in October 2010

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 and Diversity in Research is appointed from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2017. It is chaired by Professor Curt Rice.

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Facts:

New study. 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

New policy. 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

Blog. The Committee for Gender Balance in Research is chaired by Curt Rice. Read his blog A fresh policy on gender balance and gendered research

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 KILDEN

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

Magazine:

Gender prioritized, diversity more difficult

A growing number of universities and university colleges are trying to improve more than just the gender balance. Some call it diversity, others call it inclusion or anti-discrimination, but how are the efforts going?

(16.09.2014) Read more

Will be the Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity

The KIF Committee has been given a new name and mandate by the Ministry of Education and Research.

(02.09.2014) Read more

Rich, white men at the top of CERN

Women physicists at CERN are locked in a structure and culture that is highly male dominated at all levels. The women’s movement and gender equality have not reached the physics fields, according to a history of science researcher.

(06.08.2014) Read more

Slowly but surely: more women at the top

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

An award with many possibilities

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

A small victory for the committee

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

Do you have to be a tough man to be a polar researcher?

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

Offhand remarks with big consequences

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
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