Gender balance and gender perspectives in research and innovation: Policy for the Research Council of Norway 2013 – 2017
Good welfare schemes, a stated public gender equality policy and a high degree of gender equality in many areas of society all indicate that there should be satisfactory gender balance in Norwegian research. Norway is ranked at the top in Europe with regard to the proportion of female board members and leaders of institutions. Yet Norway lies slightly below the European average with regard to the overall proportion of women in research and is in tenth place in terms of the proportion of women in senior-level positions. The Research Council’s aim is to strengthen Norway’s position to become one of the leading countries in Europe in this area. This strategy plan highlights how the the Research Council of Norway is responsible for research-policy-related activites to analyse and develop women's and gender research as well as gender equality in research.