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Rector Curt Rice will visit NUI Galway on June 11th 2018 to discuss key learning outcomes from the University of Tromsø “Promotion Project”.

The Promotion Project – Impact and Successes

12 noon

Aula Maxima – Lower

Keynote Address followed by Q&A

Networking Lunch Provided

From the point of view of gender balance in academia, in 2001, the University of Tromsø (Norway) was the worst among the Norwegian universities with only 9% of professorships filled by women. Today, it is the best among Norway’s eight universities, one of the most advanced in Europe with about 30% women full professors and one of Norway’s key players in the field of gender equality. How did it happen? The key to success is called “Promotion Project” and was developed by the University of Tromsø to help women in associate professor and senior lecturer positions to apply for promotion to full professors. This project shows that by taking affirmative action, “it is possible to achieve gender balance in high-level positions much more quickly than by taking a ‘wait-and-see’ attitude”, as the Norwegian Committee for Gender Balance in Research (KIF) noted.

From 2002-2015, Rector Rice worked at the University of Tromsø, as founding director of the Centre for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics, then as elected Vice Rector for Research & Development, and subsequently as elected member of the University Board. Since 2015, he has been the Rector (President) of the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, granted University status as Oslo Metropolitan University in 2018.

In addition to his work as Rector, he leads Norway’s Committee on Gender Balance and Diversity in Research. He is part of the European Science Foundation’s genderSTE COST action (Gender, Science, Technology and Environment); he helped create the BALANSE program at the Research Council of Norway, which is designed to increase the numbers of women at the highest levels of research organizations. He serves on the Advisory Board of the European Commission projects EGERA (Effective Gender Equality in Research and Academia) (FP7) and LIBRA (H2020); he was on the Science Leaders Panel of genSET (FP7), who advised the European Commission about gender in science. He is also a member of the Steering Committee for the Gender Summits.


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