Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research (KIF) 2018-2021


Curt Rice is the leader of Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research (KIF) 2018-2021. (Photo: Benjamin A. Ward/HiOA)

The Kif committee provides support and recommendations on measures contributing to gender balance and diversity in the Norwegian research sector. In the current working period, diversity is defined as ethnic diversity. The purpose of the committee’s work is two-fold:  

  1. To contribute to gender balance and diversity among employees in the Norwegian research sector.
  2. To contribute to working with diversity perspectives, among these gender perspectives, in research.

The fifth KIF committee has been appointed to serve from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2021. It is chaired by Professor Curt Rice.

The Committee will support and provide recommendations on measures that can contribute to the mainstreaming of the gender equality efforts at the institutions within the university and college sector as well as the research institute sector.

The Committee will also contribute to an overall awareness-raising on gender balance and diversity in academia.

Actors and institutions in the university and college sector and in the research institutes sector, departments and the Research Council of Norway will be able to receive advice from the Committee.

Members of the Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research (KIF) 2018-2021:

Curt Rice, Professor, Oslo and Akershus University College, chair
Ingrid Guldvik, Professor, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences
Tor Grande, Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Øystein Gullvåg Holter, Professor, University of Oslo
Hilde Synnøve Blix, Docent, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Tove Håpnes, Senior Researcher, SINTEF
Lars Andresen, Director, Norwegian Geotechnical Institute
Kofitsyo Sewornu Cudjoe, Head of Section, Norwegian Veterinary Institute
Julia Orupabo, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Social Research
Marianne Jensen, Department Director, Research Council of Norway
Ingvild Leren Stensrud, Student, University of Oslo
Aleksander Martin Gjøsæter, Student, University of Bergen

Deputy members:

Ragnhild Hennum, Professor, University of Oslo
Torjer Olsen, Associate Professor, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Camilla Røsjø, Division Director, Nofima
Frode Georgsen, Department Director, Research Council of Norway
Stine Katinka Andersen, Student, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

More about Members 2018-2021

One representative from Kilden genderresearch.no serve as observers in the committee. The current working period of the committee lasts until 31.12.2021. Representatives from the student organizations are appointed on a one-year term. The committee’s secretariat is based at the the Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions.

Read: New Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity is ready to go

Contact KIF secretariat

The secretariat of the Committee can be contacted by e-mail or phone:

Ella Ghosh
Senior Adviser
ella.ghosh@uhr.no
+47 94 17 10 47

Heidi Holt Zachariassen
Senior Adviser
heidi.holt.zachariassen@uhr.no
+47 92 45 66 46
 

Read about the previous KIF committee

The KIF Committee was launched in 2004. The first committees was named Committee for Mainstreaming – Women in Science.

The third committee changed its name to the Committee for Gender Balance in Research.

The fourth committee was given a new mandate and a new name: the Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research.

Read about Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research (KIF) 2014-2017.