Interview with the heads of new NCoEs addressing the Nordic gender paradox

The Norwegian website features an interview with the project leaders of NordForsk’s two new Nordic Centres of Excellence, which have been granted funding to study gender imbalance in academia.

In October 2016, NordForsk awarded NOK 41.8 million in funding to two new Nordic Centres of Excellence (NCoEs) under the call for proposals entitled “Solving the Gender Paradox. Gender Gaps in the Nordic Research and Innovation Area”. The new NCoEs are the Nordic Centre for Research on Gender Equality in Research and Innovation (NORDICORE) and Beyond the Gender Paradox: Women’s Careers in Technology-driven Research and Innovation in and outside of Academe.

The website for the Norwegian Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research (KIF) – – has published an interview with the heads of the two new NCoEs, research professor Mari Teigen, Norwegian Institute for Social Research, and professor Gabriele Griffin, Uppsala University, who explain how their respective centres can help to solve the gender equality challenge in the academic world. In addition, NordForsk’s Marianne Røgeberg talks about the need for policy-oriented research and other issues that came under consideration before the committee selected precisely these two NCoEs for funding.

Read the entire interview at

Read more about the programme Gender in the Nordic Research and Innovation Area.

Text: Anne Munk Christiansen

Illustration: Elisabeth Moseng.