Gender challenges in academic careers and organisations

Welcome to a seminar with Liisa Husu, Professor of Gender Studies, Örebro University and expert in the study of gender equality in higher education. The seminar is intended for all Chalmers employees, in particular graduate students, postdocs and faculty.
Husu Liisa.jpgLiisa Husu is one of the pioneers in the study of gender equality in academia. She has focused particularly on gender dynamics and inequality in scientific careers and organizations, and in science policy. ​

Her lecture will adress questions such as: How can we create more gender equal and inclusive academic organisations where all talent can thrive and advance? Are excellence and gender equality (in)compatible? And what is the role of university leaders in promoting change? 


Liisa Husu is Professor of Gender Studies at the School of Humanities, Education and Social Science at Örebro University. She has done extensive work as adviser to universities, funding agencies and governments. Liisa Husu was also a member of the Swedish Ministry of Education advisory group on gender in European research policy in 2017. Husu is the moderator of the European Network on Gender Equality in Higher Education. She is a member of the Advisory Board of Genie, Chalmers Gender Initiative for Excellence​.

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Where: Palmstedtsalen, Student Union Building, Campus Johanneberg​

When: 27 February at 13.15. Liisa Husu's lecture will be followed by fika, mingle and continued informal discussion

Registration: At the latest 24 February. The seminar is free of charge.

The seminar is organised by Genie, Chalmers Gender Initiative for Excellence, and the Areas of Advance Transport and Energy​.
It will soon be twenty years into the millennium; yet we still need to ask: how does gender matter in Swedish academia and research, in academic careers and organisations, such as universities?  Gender equality has been on the agenda of Swedish and Nordic higher education and science policies for at least four decades. In Sweden, the main higher education, research and innovation stakeholders have been actively engaged in numerous gender equality actions since the late 1970s. The Nordic countries are among the most research-intensive and innovative societies, as well as being leading countries globally in overall societal gender equality. When it comes to gender equality in leading positions of universities, research funding organisations and scientific boards, Sweden leads in European comparisons. However, when it comes to gendered patterns in further education, academic careers and academic environments, Sweden does not stand out as a positive exception but rather shares similar patterns of inequality with many other countries. Questions addressed in this session include: what kind of gender challenges do today’s doctoral researchers and academics encounter in their academic environments and careers? How can we create more gender equal and inclusive academic organisations where all talent can thrive and advance? Are excellence and gender equality (in)compatible? And what is the role of university leaders in promoting change towards more equal and inclusive universities and academic careers?  ​


Published: Thu 31 Jan 2019. Modified: Tue 12 Feb 2019