Kif-komiteen: Creating a competitive edge through diversity – leadership for Nordic research excellence towards 2030

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Arrangementsinformasjon:

Scandic Holmenkollen Park Hotel, Oslo
08.11.2017
09.11.2017

På vegne av Komité for kjønnsbalanse og mangfold i forskning (kif) informere vi om deres arrangement:

Creating a competitive edge through diversity – leadership for Nordic research excellence towards 2030

 Nordic research summit for leadership, diversity and equality. Take part in dialogue on how diversity and gender equality is key to creating a competitive edge in Nordic research. The summit will highlight the Nordic paradox where equal access to employment and politics coexists with inequality for women  in academia.  This challenges the goal of excellence in Nordic research.

Academic leaders consider promoting excellence a central priority. This can only be achieved through targeted strategic actions. How can equality and diversity become part of leading for excellence towards 2030? This summit gives leaders an opportunity to talk to peers and major experts on how to use diversity and equality as a force for excellence. Participants will co-create Nordic solutions during the summit.This summit is for leaders in higher education, politicians, business leaders, research funders and practitioners. It is arranged under the banner of Norway’s presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers 2017 and is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and NordForsk.

The summit is a “lunch-to-lunch”event in the stunning surroundings of Oslo. You will have the opportunity to hear renowned Nordic and international speakers and to share your ideas with others. The summit has a highly interactive format; round table discussions, panels and networking opportunities with international experts in an informal setting. It will create many opportunities for your active participation.

Sessions:

1. Creating a competitive edge through diversity and equality
– leadership for Nordic research excellence towards 2030

The research sector strives for excellence, but has so far not succeeded in using the whole pool of talent. Given the right conditions, diversity and equality allow reserarch organisations to achieve a scientific excellence and innovation advantage.

Speakers:
Torbjørn Røe Isaksen – The Norwegian Minister of Education and Research
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn – former European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science
Dagfinn Høybråten – Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers (TBC)
Curt Rice – leader of the Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research (KIF) and rector at Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HiOA)

2. The Nordic paradox
In this session, we will explore the Nordic paradox.  What challenges does this represent for research in the Nordic countries? Do internationalisation and migration have an impact on this paradox?

Speakers:
Mari Teigen – Research professor, Director CORE – Centre for Research on Gender Equality - The Nordic paradox, Institute for Social Research (ISF)
Paula Mählck – Researcher, Department of Education, Stockholm University
John-Arne Røttingen – Chief Executive, Norwegian Research Council

Panel:
Mari Teigen, Paula Mählck, John-Arne Røttingen, Warsame Ali, David Hoffmann
Round table discussions

3. Nordic experiences
The Nordic countries have taken different initiatives to promote equality and diversity. In this session we will explore the experiences gained from the various initiatives. How do they contribute to change in  the academic sector? What can we learn from the private sector?

Speakers:
Anna Lena Bohm – Chair, The SME Committee at the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise,
Uniguide AB
Ingrid Guldvik – Dean, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, co-chair Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research (Kif)
Fredrik Bondestam – Research coordinator, Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research University of Gothenborg

Panel: Anna Lena Bohm, Fredrik Bondestam, Ingrid Guldvik

Round table discussions

4. Nordic solutions
How can we find the most effective solutions to our common Nordic challenges? What do we know about what works and what doesn’t? Can new technology-driven research and innovation create new Nordic solutions?

Speakers:
Frank Dobbin – Professor, Department of Sociology, Harvard University
Dyveke Hamza – HR Director, Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS
Gabriele Griffin – Professor, Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University, Head of the research project Beyond the Gender Paradox

Panel:  Frank Dobbin, Gabriele Griffin, Dyveke Hamza, Arnfinn Midtbøen.
Round table discussions

5. Nordic leadership
This session will explore leadership in research towards 2030. Academic leaders consider promoting excellence as a central priority. This can only be achieved through targeted strategic actions. How can equality and diversity become part of leading for excellence towards 2030? What does it take for Nordic academic leaders to become champions of equality and diversity?

A dialogue on stage between:
Sigbritt Karlsson – rector, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH (TBC)
Rector Per Holten-Andersen – Copenhagen Business School- lede diskusjonen (TBC)
Svein Stølen – Rector, University of Oslo
Guðbjörg Linda Rafnsdottir – prorector of science, University of Iceland

More details will be announced shortly!

 


Practical information

Time: 8-9 November 2017
Place: Scandic Holmenkollen park hotel, Oslo
Organiser: KIF committee

Registration opens at August 10.

 

Senter for likestilling
Besøksadresse:
Gimlemoen 25 H
Kristiansand
Universitetet i Agder
Fakturamottak
Postboks 383, Alnabru
0614 Oslo
Merkes med referansenr. 1710-55137
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