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Gender equality is one of six priority areas in the new ERA Roadmap for research – and there will be regular follow-up of progress in this area in all European countries.
February 15, 2017
The University of Agder is now requiring its new upper-level managers to have competency in gender equality, based on a model from NTNU – and other institutions are considering following suit.
February 7, 2017
The percentage of immigrants and people with an immigrant background has increased in all position categories and subject areas in Norwegian research. This is one of the findings from the first official diversity statistics for academia.
January 11, 2017

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Is the institute where you work going to be restructured or will the entire university college be merged with another institution? The KIF Committee has now prepared a guide with advice on how you can work with gender and diversity during restructuring processes.
December 20, 2016
Specific advice on how to increase diversity in academia is now being developed – but there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution.
December 12, 2016
Two new research centres will try to find the solution to the gender imbalance in Nordic academia.
November 23, 2016
Vague, subjective assessments and stereotypes that we don’t even know we have can negatively impact the hiring process. The good news is that there are measures to counteract this.
November 10, 2016
Candidates for NTNU’s management positions must now document that they have competency in gender equality. But what kind of competency are we really talking about?
October 13, 2016
All research institutions that work with gender balance and diversity should be familiar with the KIF Committee.
September 10, 2016
But poorly adapted Norwegian language instruction ruins the chances for refugees who are motivated to get a higher education, according to Juhar Yasin Abamosa.
August 24, 2016
Perspectives on gender and diversity are not addressed at all in NIFU’s evaluation of the extensive changes at NTNU.
August 8, 2016
Norwegian universities and university colleges are undergoing an extensive merger process. “In major processes like these, there are often matters that are more urgent than gender equality. That being said, gender equality should still be high on the agenda,” says the pro-rector of Norway’s largest university.
July 4, 2016
Diversity in academia:
People with an immigrant background are more motivated to conduct research and pursue a doctoral degree than those without an immigrant background. However, according to a new report, there is no advantage to being an immigrant in academia.
June 22, 2016
The foundation has already been laid for gender balance at the senior level of academia, according to an associate professor of finance. However, critics say it’s risky to sit back and wait for gender balance to happen on its own.
June 23, 2016

While the idea to establish a gender equality network within the European Research Area (ERA) emerged back in 2004, GENDER-NET was finally launched in 2013 as the first ERA-NET on the topic of gender equality and the gender dimension in research.

April 21, 2016

There is no lack of good arguments for gender balance and diversity in the health sciences.

April 6, 2016

The Diversity Report has finally been launched, and the Ministry of Education and Research is pleased with the result.

April 5, 2016

The proposal to create a joint anti-discrimination law will weaken the employer’s reporting duty, and thereby weaken all efforts to promote gender equality. This is the view of both the Equality and Anti-discrimination Ombudsman and the Vice Chair of the Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research.

February 22, 2016

Not necessarily, according to researchers. More women than men do research on gender, but all female researchers are not concerned with gender.

February 12, 2016
The KIF Committee's opinion:

The Norwegian Government has recommended consolidating the Gender Equality Act and three anti-discrimination laws into a joint anti-discrimination act. According to the KIF Committee, there are several reasons why this is not an ideal proposal.

February 23, 2016

Both male and female researchers with children struggle to combine career and family. The competition is coming more and more from international researchers who don't have children or access to welfare benefits such as parental leave.

December 21, 2015