Nordwit is a Nordforsk-funded Nordic Centre of Excellence, established in 2017 and coordinated at Uppsala University by Prof Gabriele Griffin. It focuses on ‘Women’s Careers in Technology-Driven Research and Innovation in and outside of Academe’.
Nordwit has three core research teams at Tampere University, the Western Norway Research Institute, and Uppsala University. It also collaborates with some 24 external partners.
Technologization is changing the work of world. It erases previous forms and types of employment, gives rise to new jobs such as e-butlers, and transforms existing work such as health care through e-technology.
In this Centre we have 4 key research areas (technology-driven work environments):
- Regional research and innovation structures in rural areas
- Research-intensive research and innovation areas (urban)
- Digital Humanities (in academe + outside in gaming companies)
Gender Mainstreaming: Developing Competencies in Higher Education for Gender Equality, Peace-building and Gender-Sensitive Research Coordinators
The Centre for Gender Research has made a successful application to the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) to be a partner in a 5-year program led by Eduardo Montelane University (EMU), Mozambique, on Gender Mainstreaming: Developing Competencies in Higher Education for Gender Equality, Peace-building and Gender-Sensitive Research Coordinators. Prof Gabriele Griffin is the Coordinator at the Centre for this initiative which includes Dr Minna Salminen Karlsson as one of the Centre staff involved, as well as Dr Anne Kubai, Dr Jill Tenholm, and Prof Beth Ahlberg. The program also involves Dr Nadine Lake at the Free State University, South Africa. The program is set to start in January 2018. It includes training MA and PhD students from EMU in Gender Research, supporting the development of gender sensitive policies and training gender equality ambassadors at EMU.
År 2006 fick Centrum för genusvetenskap tillsammans med Genuscentrum vid Umeå och Linköpings universitet dela på 60 miljoner kronor för att under en femårsperiod stärka vår genusforskning samt bli internationellt etablerade.
Det internationella forskningsprogrammet ’’GenNa: Nature/Culture Boundaries and Transgressive Encounters’’ leddes av professor Margaretha Fahlgren och koordinerades först av docent Tora Holmberg och sedan av FD Anita Hussénius. Excellensprogrammet pågick fram till 2012, men många av de starka forskningsgrupper, intressanta projekt och internationella samarbeten som kom till under GenNa-tiden lever vidare vid Centrum för genusvetenskap.