Workshop on diversity: Next steps

Diversity in Academia

Det Norske Videnskaps-Akademi / Drammensveien 78
Parallel conversations

At 13.30 there will be parallel conversations about positive and negative experiences, barriers, questions, including topics such as role models, dependency on those in power, the implicit , tacit rules, codes about decision-making, expectations, conflict management, mentoring, harassment versus “academic freedom of expression”.

Participants are invited to join several conversations, each lasting 20-30 minutes. 

Intersectionality and academic careers: disability, ethnicity, social class

Gender/LGBTQIA+ and academic careers

Obligations of care and academic careers

International background, Norwegian culture and peer inclusion

A life in flux – temporary employment and mobility

About the Organizers

The workshop is organized by the Centre of Excellence PluriCourts UiO, Center of excellence MultiLing UiO and The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. 

What are the achievements, milestones and challenges for Norwegian universities to be more inclusive? Welcome to the workshop 'Diversity in Academia: Next Steps'. 


Please register before November 8.

See the full program at UiOs webpage

For questions, please contact Lara Marie Nicole Eguia

How can Norwegian universities be more inclusive?

This is among the questions asked at the workshop on Diversity in Academia

The workshop will, among other issues, discuss the following: 

  • How may academic institutions better welcome colleagues with international backgrounds, whose lives are in flux, with obligations of care, or with disabilities?
  • How do members of different genders, ethnicities or class backgrounds experience academic life?
  • How do universities convey implicit rules, codes and expectations – and if not, how do new members uncover them?
Lise Øvreås åpner arrangementet
Lise Øvreås, President at The Academy of Science and Letters. (Photo: Thomas B. Eckhoff).


The program starts at 09.00 AM with opening remarks by Gunn Birkelund, Unn Røyneland, Director at MultiLing, University of Oslo (UiO) and Andreas Føllesdal, Director at PluriCourts, UiO.

The official program ends at 06.00 PM, with a summing up by Åse Gornitzka, Pro-Rector of UiO at 06.30 PM.

See the full program on UiOs wepage.

Terje Lohndal, Vice President at The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. (Photo: Unni Irmelin Kvam / DNVA)

At 16.00 President at The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, Lise Øvreås, will talk about diversity in the Academy. 

Professor Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund, UiO
Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund, Secretary General at The Academy of Science and Letters. (Photo: Eirik Furu Baardsen / DNVA)

Representatives from the Academy of Science and Letters will be President Lise Øvreås (UiB), Vice President Terje Lohndal (NTNU) and Gunn Elisabeth Birkelund, Secretary General at The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.


The workshop is open to all interested and there will be served lunch, coffee and dinner in the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters' own building at Drammensveien 78.

Please register before the deadline on November 8.

Read more about the workshop and the key speakers.