The Nordic Centre of Excellence (NCoE) on women in technology-driven careers was established in 2017. Funded by NordForsk, it is concerned with women’s careers in technology-driven research and innovation in and outside of academe.
Technologization is changing the world of work. It erases previous forms and types of employment, gives rise to new jobs, and transforms existing work.
The objective of NORDWIT is to investigate and enhance women's career oppurtunities and trajectories in technology-driven research and innovation cross-sectorally in public and private sectors, and in civil society. The goal is to improve the gender balance in the research and innovation fields in the new technology driven economies.
Three core research teams located at Uppsala University (co-ord.), Tampere University, and the Western Norway Research Institute are focusing on four pillars of research:
- Women’s technology-driven careers in rural regions
- Research-intensive science and innovation areas
- Digital humanities
It also collaborates with 24 external partners located in Sweden, Norway, Finland, USA and Canada.