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Are internationalization and excellence policies bad for women?

Welcome to our seminar November 7: Do new requirements to internationalized academic careers hinder women more than men?

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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.


To enlighten and inspire research and research policy debate, NORDICORE invites to a seminar with three distinguished international scholars and leading experts on the changes in academia, research policies and its gendered consequences.

Professor Kathrin Zippel, Sociology, Northeastern University, College of Social Science and Humanities

Professor Pat O'Connor, Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Limerick and Visiting Professor, Geary Institute, University College Dublin.

Dr. Anke Lipinsky, senior researcher GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Center of excellence Women and Science

The keynote lectures will be followed by comments and debate.

More details about the program will be announced later.


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Published June 24, 2019 1:56 PM - Last modified June 26, 2019 10:17 AM