ELLIIT Gender and Diversity Group

Starting as a call in 2019, where the associated ELLIIT universities could apply for project funding, the call soon expanded to the ELLIIT Gender and Diversity Group with responsible researchers at each university.

An increased focus has been placed over the last years on the integration of gender aspects into all levels of decision-making and into the visibility profile of ELLIIT.

Specifically, this entails the use of role models to motivate young researchers from underrepresented gender both in research and in basic education. It also implies review, auditing and refinement of decision processes, at all levels of ELLIIT, in order to enforce and following up the awareness of gender-related issues among everyone involved.

Focus groups for gender equality actions

Promoting gender equality in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) requires a multi-pronged approach involving institutions, researchers, educators and students.

Illustration over the ELLIIT Gender Program Women in STEM.

Initiatives within the ELLIIT Gender and Diversity Group

Click on the posts below to read more about some of the the initiative within the ELLIIT Gender and Diversity Group.

Call for Gender & Diversity Project Proposals 2024

In 2024, we invite researchers to submit proposals for activities planned for up to one year.

Women and Mathemathics

Towards the establishment of a network for female mathematicians working in Sweden.

Programming with satellite data

Inspirational Python for high school students using real open data.

Building a community

Empowering female mathematicians working and studying at Lund University.

Inspirational evenings for female students

Arranging inspiration events for female students.

RoboCup@Home and LiU@HomeWreckers

Supporting the leader of LiU:s student robot competition team.

Training and networking for female researchers

Training female Ph.D. students and early-career researchers on career planning and leadership.

Attitudes towards female PhD supervisors

An exploration of the attitudes and expectations directed towards female academics in their roles as supervisors of PhD students.

Contact and representatives

The group’s official email is: GenDiv-ELLIIT@groups.liu.se.

Lund University:

Charlotta Johnsson, AC (convenor)

Kaan Bür, EIT

Linköping Univeristy:

Tom Ziemke, IDA

Blekinge Institute of Technology:

Nauman Ali

Halmstad University:

Marlena Nowaczyk