Nordwit conference, 10-11 February 2022

Welcome to the Nordwit final conference, 10–11 February 2022
Challenging the Nordic Gender Paradox: Gender in the Nordic Research and Innovation Area

The conference takes place via Zoom-link:
Please register below, if you haven't already done so! 
Conference registration deadline: 1 February 2022

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Gabriele Griffin


Conference timetable

NB the timetable may be subject to change

Thursday 10 February 2022

09:00-10:30 Challenging the Nordic gender paradox

  • Gabriele Griffin (Uppsala University):
    “Gender in Nordic research and innovation: Moving towards equality”
  • Yvonne Benschop (Radboud University):
    “Interventions for gender equality: Transdisciplinary challenges” 
  • Hilde G. Corneliussen (WNRI):
    “The challenge of implementing the national gender equality norm in IT organizations”
  • Charlotte Silander (Linnaeus University):
    “Promoting gender equality in the academy: Institutional use of policy measures in Nordic higher education”

10:45-12:00 Gendered pathways into tech-driven careers

  • Marja Vehviläinen (Tampere University):
    “Gendered pathways of becoming multidiciplinary: the case of health technology”
  • Hilde G. Corneliussen (WNRI):
    “Women's unconventional routes to ICT work”

13:00-15:00 R&I organizations promoting gender equality

  • Jesper W. Simonsen (Research Council of Norway):
    "The Nordic gender paradox: Why is research lagging behind"
  • Marja Vehviläinen (Tampere University):
    “Situated gender equality in regional research and innovation: Collaborative knowledge production”
  • Þorgerður J. Einarsdóttir (University of Iceland):
    “For the sake of equality: Gender budgeting in research institutions”
  • Minna Salminen Karlsson (Uppsala University):
    ”Gender-aware intermediary organizations in an innovation system”

15:15-16:30 Changing gendered work environments

  • Oili-Helena Ylijoki (Tampere University):
    ”Invisible hierarchies in academic career building in interdisciplinary landscape”
  • Gilda Seddighi (WNRI):
    “Women’s careers in ICT in Norwegian rural contexts”
  • Hanna-Mari Ikonen (Tampere University):
    “Navigating work and motherhood in research, development and innovation in three Nordic countries”

Friday 11 November 2022

09:00-10:00 Theorizing gender in research and innovation

  • Gabriele Griffin (Uppsala University):
    “The work-work balance: An under-researched issue”
  • Päivi Korvarjärvi (Tampere University):
    “Re-thinking gender in research and innovation”

10:45-12:00 Futures in research and innovation

  • Rebecca W. B. Lund (University of Oslo): 
    “Identifying small promises: Feminist leadership in the ruins of the university?”
  • Hilda Rømer Christensen (Copenhagen University):
    “Strolling in and out of the EU research and innovation programs: Gendering smart mobility and transport as a case”  
  • Julia Nentwich (University of St. Gallen):
    “Futures in research and innovation: Struggling with competing ideals”

Senast uppdaterad: 2022-01-17