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About the project

The main objective is to enhance gender balance at the professorial level at NTNU through an action-oriented research project to improve the professional quality, attractiveness and inclusion ability in the local academic communities. Accordingly, measures will be directed at the executive level of the organization, namely the departments and research groups. A steering committee will be appointed, with representatives of the top management levels at NTNU, including the new NTNU partners. The project started in 1st of October 2015 and will last for three years.

History about the project

“Gender Balance from Below” (BALANCE)

The project “Gender Balance from Below” (BALANCE) was established on the initiative of scholars at the Department for Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture in collaboration with the prorector for research, Kari Melby, and NTNU's gender equality advisor Svandis Benediktsdottir. It funded by the Research Council of Norway through the programme "Gender balance in senior academic positions and research management (BALANCE)" and NTNU. The project is a contribution to the continuation of NTNU's "Action Plan for improving the gender balance from 2014 to 2016".