A new workshops series to promote research by women at NHH
`We need to increase the awareness of the research contributions made by women at NHH ´, Associate Professor and Vice Rector for research Malin Arve says.
A new initiative called Closing the Circle focusing on female faculty at NHH Norwegian School of Economics is underway. The project has received financial support from NHH's funds for equality initiatives to start a series of workshops.
Tighten the connection
`The workshops will promote the excellent research done by women at NHH, with the goal of increasing their visibility and representation both at NHH and in the community´, Malin Arve says.
Arve is an Associate Professor at the Department of Business and Management Science and Vice Rector for research. Together with Associate Professor Evelina Gavrilova-Zoutman and Assistant Professor Aruna Divya Tatavarthy, she wants to showcase female faculty and research across departments as well as beyond the school’s physical borders.
`We want to tighten the connection between female faculty at different levels, while providing female PhD students with positive role models of women in academia´, Malin Arve says.
`This gives an opportunity to increase awareness of the research contributions made by female faculty, she says, and adds:
`The purpose of this is to increase the outreach by female faculty and integrate better and faster gender equality. Work to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion and to prevent discrimination is essential to NHH’s strategy 2022–2025: Together for sustainable value creation´.
The strategy emphasizes that human resources must take center stage and that NHH will promote diversity in all areas, with a particular emphasis on an improved gender balance in academic positions.
All interested parties
At NHH there are six departments:
`We thus aim for six different workshops, each one focusing on the knowledge and research of female faculty within a specific department. In addition, we are interested in organizing a seventh seminar to showcase female PhD students´, Malin Arve says.
Their first workshop will be held on May 22. Female researchers from the Department of Business and Management Science will give presentations. Arve emphasizes that the workshops are intended for all interested parties, whether they are researchers or work in the administration:
`The project contributes to further strengthening the links between female faculty from different departments, by closing the circle between departments. But it is also an opportunity for administrative staff to get to know the work of their female research colleagues´.