Only men administrate Norwegian centres of excellence

19.09.2002
Norway‘s 13 new centres of excellence are all administrated by men. Head of board at the Norwegian Research Council Frøydis Langmark states that gender quotas were not part of the process because academic aspects were prioritised.
Norway‘s 13 new centres of excellence are all administrated by men. Head of board at the Norwegian Research Council Frøydis Langmark states that gender quotas were not part of the process because academic aspects were prioritised.

Still, Frøydis Langmark regrets the fact that none of the centres are administrated by women. However, in order to ensure a factual processing, the applicants were anonymous to the committee.

Rector at the University of Bergen, Kirsti Koch Christensen, fully agrees with the Research Council. She thinks that their new action is highly necessary and that the lack of women administrators rather shows the general lack of women in high level positions in Norwegian research.
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