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Day 1

The conference takes place at the Assembly Hall (Aulaen) - see the exact position here

  • 10.00–11.30 Registration
  • 11.30–12.15 Lunch - buffet
  • 12.15 12.30 Welcome
    Rector Lauritz B. Holm-Nielsen, Aarhus University
  • 12.30 - 12.45 Women in science - the view from the National Parliament
    Kirsten Brosbøl, Member of the Parliament (S), The Social Democratic Party's research policy spokeswoman. Formerly gender equality spokeswoman.
  • 12.45–13.00 Introduction: Women in Academia
    Britta Thomsen, Member of the European Parliament (S). Vice-chair of the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and a member of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
  • 13.00–13.30 Do we need women in science?
    Associate Professor Mette Verner, Department of Economics, Aarhus Business School at Aarhus University
  • 13.30 -13.45 Short break with coffee
  • 13.45-14.15 European Commission - DG Research

    Ms. Florence Bouvret, Unit L4 Scientific Culture and Gender issues

  • 14.15–15.30 Fix the women or fix the organisation

    Associate Professor Capitolena Diaz Martinez, University of Oviedo, Spain, and Director of the Women and Science Unit of the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science
    Felicity Cooke, Head of Equality and Diversity, University of Oxford

  • 15.30–16.00 Coffee break with poster session
    Posters displaying experiences from a range of universities where action has been taken to increase gender equality.
  • 16.00–17.30 Parallel workshops:  Presentations by invited speakers followed by discussion and exchange of good ideas
    1. Life/work balance
      Pursuing an academic career demands a significant investment in terms of aspects such as working hours. In order to ensure a balance between work and other activities, women in academia often have to rely on various support arrangements. The importance of sharing housework and other kinds of help will be discussed in this workshop.
      Research Professor Nabanita Datta Gupta, SFI, The Danish National Centre for Social Research
      Postdoctoral Scholar Anders Raastrup Kristensen, Copenhagen Business School
    2. Successful networking
      We hear about the importance of networks everywhere. But what formal networks exist and what types of networks are useful for women in academia?
      Maren Jochimsen, Secretary General of the European Platform of Women Scientists
      Associate Professor Christian Waldstrøm, Department of Management, Aarhus Business School at Aarhus University
    3. Coaching and mentoring
      Mentoring and coaching are instruments that can encourage women to enter and remain in research and also enhance their careers in academia. The workshop presents European experiences and knowledge on best practice
      Carmen Leicht-Scholten (dr.phil.), Institute for Sociology, RWTH Aachen, the IDEA League Equality Working
      Helene Füger, University of Fribourg: coordinator of EUMENT-NET

      Anette Wolthers, CEO, Wolthers Consult, expert in coaching
    4. Recruitment and retainment
      How do we guarantee that there are no barriers for woman to apply for, obtain and advance in academic/scientific positions? The workshop concentrates on the culture and mechanisms that waste women researchers along the path of their career - and what to do about it!
      Marieke van den Brink, Nijmegen School of Management and the Institute for Gender Studies, Radboud University
      Professor Anette Borchorst, Department of History, International and Social Studies, Aalborg University
    5. Getting women to the top and Gender budgeting
      Getting women to the top in academia - teaching and learning leadership with a gender perspective. This workshop takes the offset in experiences with a custom made leadership program (AKKA) for women in academia, carried out at Lund University, Sweden. With the principle "leaders are made" focus in this program has been on knowledge about the organisational structure and its gendered culture. Furthermore the workshop will see at “Gender budgeting” as a tool for getting women to the top in academia. “. “Gender-budgeting”  is an application of gender mainstreaming in the budgetary process. The workshop will focus on the EU-funded report and research project Gender Budgeting as a Management Strategy for Gender Equality at Universities
      Kajsa Widén, Lund University, Sweden, the AKKA-project
      Ms. Andrea Rothe, Wissenschaftliche Politikberatung und Forschung, Women's Akademy Munich
  • 17.30             Bus departure to hotels
  • 19.00–20.00 Reception at the City Hall

  • 20.00            Bus departure to Tubinehallen 
  • 20.15–          Dinner at Turbinehallen
    Dinner Speaker: Nina Smith, Pro-rector for Academic Affairs, Aarhus University

Day 2

  • 8.30              Bus departure from Hotel Plaza and Hotel CabInn (Restaurant Italia)
  • 09.00–10.30 How to change the university culture
    Associate Professor Cathrine Hasse, Department of Learning, the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University
    Liisa Husu, Project Manager, Hanken School of Economics, Finland
  • 10.30 -10.45 Short break with coffee

  • 10.45 -11.15 Research Money for Female Researchers. Experience from the Danish Council for Independent Research

    Professor Ebba Nexø, Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Aarhus University and member of the Board of The Danish Independent Research Council 
  • 11.15–12.30 Panel discussion: Future challenges
    Chair of panel: Inge Henningsen, associate professor at Department of Mathematical Sciences, Copenhagen University and senior researcher at eXbus, DPU, Aarhus University.
    Britta Thomsen, Member of the European Parliament. Vice-chair of the European Parliament´s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and a member of the Committee on Women´s Rights and Gender Equality
    Anne Trine Larsen, Equality Mannager, HR Development, Personnel Department, University of Southern Denmark
    Professor Nina Lykke, Gender Studies, Linköping University, Sweden
    Associate Professor Anja C. Andersen, Dark Cosmology Centre, University of Copenhagen
  • 12.30–           Sandwiches

The conference is financially supported by the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. 

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