Are internationalization and excellence policies bad for women?
Institute for Social Research arranges seminar November 7: Do new requirements to internationalized academic careers hinder women more than men?
Although the Nordic countries have made important progress towards gender equality, major challenges remain related to gender balance and gender equality in academia and beyond.
NORDICORE – Nordic Center of Excellence for Research on Gender Equality in Research and Innovation, funded by NordForsk, aim to better understand and explain processes of change and stability in gender relations in academia, research and innovation.
Increased focus on internationalization, mobility and excellence allegedly creates barriers to women’s academic careers and impede gender equality progress. An opposing claim argues that increasing emphasis on international networks and measurable excellence criteria may in fact help break down old academic hierarchies and nepotism in hiring and promotion.