Gender equality at NHH

Gender equality at NHH

NHH shall improve its work on gender equality. This is a precondition to ensure that NHH succeeds in strengthening both its national and international position.

Ensuring that NHH is able to attract capable women is one of the main challenges. Active work on gender equality underpins NHH’s mission statement ‘Together for sustainable value creation’.

Equality Seminars

NHH organises annual seminars on gender equality at NHH and in academia in general. The seminars highlight women’s position in academia, focusing on why women are under-represented and on strategies to overcome inequality.

Managers and academic staff are the primary target group. The seminars are open to external participants

  • Seminar overview

    Seminar overview

    Culture and structure for gender equality and better gender balance

    22 NOV 2019
    10.00 - 12.00
    The NHH employee cafeteria

    Wendy Carlin, professor of economics at University College London (UCL) and leader of the CORE-project.

    Title: 300 000 economists missing. Where are they?...And what can NHH do?


    10.00 - 12.00
    The Jebsen centre, NHH

    Curt Rice, rector and professor at OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University and the leader of the Committee for Gender Balance and Diversity in Research (KIF).

    Title: Gender balance and gender perspectives – a matter of quality?

    Meeting room 9th floor

    Astrid Kunze, Professor of Economics, NHH, and James Hosea, Senior Adviser, Section for Research Administration, NHH.

    Where are all the women at business schools, and why are they so few?

    Breakfast get-together and discussion for female faculty members

    Karl Borch

    Anna Wahl, Vice President for Gender Equality and Vaules, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden (KTH)

    Gender Equality Expertise in leadership positions

    Panel: Anna Wahl, Øystein Thøgersen, Mette Bjørndal and Gunnar E. Christensen
    Leader of seminar and panel: Hilde Sandvik, director of Broen.XYZ
    Title for the panel discussion: Gender Equality Expertise in leadership positions

    Karl Borch                                                 

    Jill Walker Rettberg, Professor of Digital Culture, (UiB)

    Title: Research Council of Norway grants: How are applications evaluated and funds dispersed?

    Panel: Jill W. Rettberg, Karin Thorburn, Bertil Tungodden and Helge Thorbjørnsen
    Leader of seminar and panel: Hilde Sandvik, director of Broen.XYZ
    Title for the panel discussion (film): Research Council of Norway grants: How are applications evaluated and funds dispersed?

    Programme Committee responsible for the seminar series


    • Astrid Kunze, Professor at the Department of Economics
    • Ingebjørg Tyssedal, Gender Equality adviser,


  • External courses and seminars

    External courses and seminars

    GE Academy offers courses and seminars. GE Academy, Gender Equality Academy, aims at developing and implementing a coherent and high quality capacity-building programme on gender equality in research, innovation and higher education.

Women in academic positions are offered the following

  • All female postdoctoral researchers and associate professors are awarded an annual stipend of NOK 25,000 for further qualification. The time period is up to three years, with an option to apply for prolongation.
  • All women in associate professor positions will earn the first two years of research leave in half the normal time.
  • All women in academic positions can receive a grant of up to NOK 40,000 per year to attend recognised conferences, workshops and similar events.
  • Employees can receive support for extra journeys home if the research stay is of a longer duration and the grounds are related to their family situation.

Women in academic positions at NHH