Kristin Aukland

The results of the national survey on bullying and harassment in Norway’s higher education sector are finally in. But the reasons why harassment occurs remain unclear, according to the Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research.
September 23, 2019
Most read in 2018
Sexual harassment, the #MeToo movement, a radical suggestion to improve the gender balance among Nobel candidates, and the problem with white campuses. Read our top ten news articles from 2018.
January 7, 2019
The KIF Committee:
Minister of Children and Equality Linda Hofstad Helleland recently held an input meeting on the #MeToo movement. The KIF Committee has eight recommendations for the minister about the work to prevent sexual harassment.
March 6, 2018
We are a long way from closing the gender gap among Nobel Laureates. Curt Rice, Rector of the Oslo Metropolitan University and Chair of the KIF Committee, explained his solution for this to the Nobel Foundation in Sweden last week.
February 13, 2018
Are you interested in male gender quotas, diversity management or why the Danes are at the bottom in gender equality in the Nordic region? Check out our top ten most read news articles.
January 4, 2018
Both the new members and mandate are in place for the Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research for 2018–2021. The current committee members will serve until the end of 2017.
December 13, 2017
A good diversity manager views differences as a resource, and is aware that employees may need adaptations, according to a Norwegian researcher.
October 18, 2017
Leadership training on gender and diversity, a pilot study on the working environment, a job promotion project and a gender balance prize are just a few of the measures planned for the future.
March 28, 2017
KIF has presented universities and university colleges with a practical tool to use in their restructuring efforts to ensure gender balance and diversity.
March 23, 2017
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
All research institutions that work with gender balance and diversity should be familiar with the KIF Committee.
September 10, 2016
The KIF Committees 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.
June 24, 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

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

April 5, 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

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

“If Norwegian researchers do a better job of fulfilling the EU requirements on gender perspectives in research, they will have a competitive advantage in Horizon 2020,” says Curt Rice.

April 17, 2015

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

September 2, 2014

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.

June 2, 2014

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.

May 14, 2014

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