Ever wondered what it takes to achieve a gender balanced and diverse staff? In academia, the most knowledge-intensive sector in society, the answers are hard to find. In this podcast, the experts discuss barriers and offer solutions.
November 29, 2017
The KIF Committee opposes the Norwegian Government’s proposal to ban full-face coverings in the higher education sector.
November 22, 2017
They have the worst track record in the Nordic region when it comes to gender balance in academia. What is it with Denmark?
October 24, 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
Gender equality as an advantage in the increasingly tough international competition for research funding will be one of the topics at the KIF Committee’s conference on gender equality and diversity in Nordic research. The conference will be held in November.
October 2, 2017
There was something peculiar about the discussions when research grants were being awarded, according to the committee chair. Something did not feel right. Then the Swedish Research Council began sending observers to the meetings.
September 22, 2017
The Liberal Party ensured that the Norwegian Government got majority approval for its proposal for a joint anti-discrimination act, with a few exceptions. Most importantly, the employer’s reporting duty will continue, although it is unclear how.
September 5, 2017
It was high time to put more focus on ethnic diversity, according to stakeholders in academia. But there is scepticism about expanding the KIF Committee’s mandate even further.
July 21, 2017
The Research Council of Norway wants more women at the helm of the Centres of Excellence. But the centres themselves are afraid of losing the competition for funding if they choose a female director.
June 15, 2017
The vast majority of ethnic minorities in Norwegian academia are mobile researchers who have moved here to work in an academic position.
May 23, 2017
In the previous funding round for the Centres of Excellence (SFF) scheme, 23 percent of the centre directors were women. In this year’s round, no women will be directing the SFF centres on their own.
April 25, 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
Both the University of Oslo and the University of Bergen are hoping that the Gender Equality Act will be amended. It is the only way they will get their wish to use gender quotas to admit men to professional studies in psychology.
March 15, 2017
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
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