New booklet: Talent at stake

Talent at stake. Changing the culture of research – gender-sensitive leadership is designed to inspire everyone who wants to do something to increase diversity and promote greater gender balance within the research sector.

October 13, 2010


Minister of Research and Higher Education Tora Aasland. (Photo: Erik Martiniussen)

“We must do everything in our power to address the challenges of gender balance today in order to shape the gender-equal society of tomorrow,” says Minister of Research and Higher Education Tora Aasland in the preface of Talent at stake

The booklet has been published by the Committee for Gender Balance in Research, appointed by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research. The committee is headed by Professor Gerd Bjørhovde of the University of Tromsø.

In Talent at stake you will find interviews with leaders at various institutions and in a variety of research communities who have confronted the gender-equality challenge and made a difference. Letters from university rectors who present their experience with successful gender equality measures are also included. Professor Øystein Gullvåg Holter has contributed with an article on gender equality and the modernisation of academic organisations. Talent at stake also presents measures for solving specific problems, facts, statistics and more.

This booklet is a revised, translated version of Talenter på spill – eksempler på god forskningsledelse, which was published in March 2010. The editors of Talent at stake. Changing the culture of research – gender-sensitive leadership are Linda M. Rustad and Anne Winsnes Rødland.

Order the booklet!

You may order Talent at stake. Changing the culture of research – gender-sensitive leadership by contacting the committee’s secretariat The Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions: kif@uhr.no

You may also read the booklet here.