From gender equality to inclusion

6 May 2022
How will gender equality efforts in the research sector evolve as we take more and more groups into consideration?

When knowledge is banned

28 April 2020
Attacks on gender researchers’ academic freedom can have fatal consequences, according to Sunniva Folgen Høiskar and Linda Marie Rustad.

“Europe wants more gender research”

20 November 2019
Gender equality generates better results within research and innovation. In addition, EU bureaucrats argue that European research funding should be earmarked with specific requirements for gender perspectives.

Twice as many boys as girls start school late

20 February 2018
More boys than girls begin school a year late and more girls than boys begin a year early. But researchers are not certain whether maturity is the explanation.

Girls choosing the hard sciences are not alike

29 August 2017
Boating with grandad may affect one’s choice of education just as much as gender does, according to researcher Marianne Løken. She is critical to the gender stereotypical recruitment campaigns to the hard sciences.

Underachieving boys, or clever girls?

9 March 2017
Boys and girls perform differently at school, but researchers are uncertain whether this has to do with how they mature.

Excluded both as man and minority

9 September 2016
Exclusion during the student days may result in lower ambitions when entering the job market. In bioengineering, male students with minority background are struggling the most.

Minority girls are doing well, it's the boys who are struggling

19 January 2016
Girls with immigrant background are cheered on by their friends, teachers, parents, and the general society, while their brothers drop out of school. According to a new doctoral thesis, minority boys are the ones who experience most hardship.

Teaching preschool workers to analyse gender norms in children’s books

19 November 2015
Reform, the Norwegian resource centre for men, has launched a new website – – to help preschool workers analyse gender in children’s literature. Do the books promote gender equality? Or do they reinforce destructive gender stereotypes?

Not feminized, but modernized

4 November 2009
In the public debate Norwegian schools are criticized for being feminized. But according to Professor Harriet Bjerrum Nielsen, it is not the schools that are poorly suited to boys – it is the girls who are better suited to the demands of modern working life.

Why women choose ICT

2 May 2012
“It’s about time that we explore what includes women in the ICT field and stop focusing on what excludes them,” says Knut Holtan Sørensen, who recently published a book on the topic.

Wanted: More of the idealistic physicists

27 June 2012
Physics has a reputation as being only for the stereotypical nerds. According to science education researcher Maria Vetleseter Bøe, that is unfortunate both for the field and for everyone who misses out on the chance to find out how much fun physics is.

Gender equality creates new school boys

17 September 2013
Boys in primary school talk about their feelings and hold hands. And they are very, very concerned about their bodies and appearance.

Norwegian schools reproduce racism and gender stereotypes

10 March 2014
Norwegian textbooks juxtapose a positive, liberal Norwegian sexuality with a negative non-Norwegian, often Muslim, sexuality. And nobody agrees on what racism entails or how the topic can be taught in the classroom.

Class more important than gender for school performance

12 May 2014
There is no doubt that boys and girls perform differently at school. But simply looking at gender in order to understand why is not enough.

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