Course: Gender Perspectives for research projects

The Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK) in collaboration with the BOA-team are pleased to invite you to a half-day course on Thursday 28 September, on how to strengthen the integration of gender perspectives in research. The course is targeted for researcher and research administrators.

The meeting will take place in Seminar room D at the Student Centre between 09:00 and 12:00.

Please sign up for the course by completing the sign-up form here.

There is limited capacity, and inscription closes when the course is fully booked. Deadline for registration is Tuesday 26 September.

The course will be held in English.

The Norwegian Research Council and the European Commission require projects applying for funding to ensure gender balance in research groups and integrate gender perspectives in the research design in all areas where this is of relevance. At the course, you will receive information on the practical implications of these requirements, and on ways to integrate and strengthen the gender dimension in research projects. In order to assist research counselors and researchers at UiB on these issues, SKOK has developed new set of tools, including digital tools and training, which they wish to implement as a long-term strategy at the university.

Gender issues are increasingly addressed in H2020. E.g in the guideline for Marie Curie Individual Fellowships, this text was new in 2017:

The gender dimension in the research content (if relevant): In research activities where human beings are involved as subjects or end-users, gender differences may exist. In these cases, the gender dimension in the research content has to be addressed as an integral part of the proposal to ensure the highest level of scientific quality.

The course will be held by Centre Leader at SKOK, social anthropologist Christine M. Jacobsen, and Higher Executive Officer and Social Anthropologist, Tomas Salem. Jacobsen has a long track record in gender research, and her work is centered on issues related to migration, gender, and religion. Salem has a multidisciplinary background from the field of Societal Safety, and has focused on questions related to gender, policing, and security. Jacobsen and Salem will draw on insights from the field of gender research, and show how these insights can be used in research across different fields and disciplines, including health and medicine, transportation, law, ICT, climate, engineering, urban planning, and social and natural sciences in general.

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