IDUN – from PhD to professor

IDUN – from PhD to professor

Girl technology camp. PhotoAt NTNU's Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, only 13% of the professors are women. This is partly due to the fact that it is educated too few women at the master level and partly that many women fall out of the career ladder.

Idun Reiten is the first female professor at IE NTNU. IDUN is a project that starts 1.8.2019 and receives 9,3 MNOK  funding from the Research Council of Norway under the BALANSE framework and from NTNU. The Goal is an increase of at least 15 - 20% women on all levels  by the end of 2022. 

In the IDUN project we will address three different issues to improve gender equality. We shall:

  1. recruit more women to all levels, from PhD to professor.
  2. limit the dropout rate for women.
  3. help to increase the proportion of women in international research projects.

Learn more about the IDUN project

IDUN Launch Event

IDUN Events

Welcome to the IDUN Launch Event!

DIGS, Trondheim, 3 December 2019, 16:00–21:00

The IDUN Launch Event offers 100 places for master, PhD, PostDoc, and permanent scientific staff at the Faculty of Information Technology and Electronics, 50 of which are reserved to female participants. The goal is to share information about the IDUN Scientific Mentoring Program and – in its spirit – motivate all of us to imagine an amazing future in excellent research. Speakers from the NTNU as well as international guests are invited to share their vision on inclusion and diversity in academia. There will be a lot of opportunities for mingling and networking.

Guests of honour

Kari Hag
Idun Reiten


Massimo Busuoli
T.C. Dahl-Jørgensen
Anniken Karlsen
John Krogstie
Toktam Mahmoodi
Ingrid Schjølberg
Annemie Wyckmans

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the IDUN Launch Event!

Read more about the IDUN Launch Event and register