A gender perspective on ICT research organisations and processes in transformation

This project studies a closely collaborating group of research organisations within the domain of ICT: two research institutes (SICS and Interactive Institute) and two Excellence Centers (Mobile Life and Center for Networked Systems).

The project attacks the problem from three different positions: bottom-up, through recurring questionnaires etc.; top-down by gathering people in managing positions in collaborative processes; and from a gender research perspective using a "doing gender" approach to organisation and technology.

Expected results are: knowledge and awareness on how gender affects ICT research; creating a foundation within management that allows gender issues to be ubiquitous; and in the long run, increased numerical gender equality.

The project is funded by Vinnova and runs from end 2008 to end 2012.

References - links and documents

This page offers a selection of interesting links and publications in the area of gender and technology.

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Women mean business: Why gender equality is essential in science, engineering and technology.
The UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering & Technology, 2010.


The UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering & Technology
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Project Team

Project leader:

Hans Malmqvist, Consulting H. Malmqvist AB

Gender research:

Fredrik Sjögren, PhD student at Luleå Technical University, department of Human Work Science, division of Gender and Technology (Avdelningen för genus, teknik och organisation vid Institutionen för arbetsvetenskap)

Supervisor: Professor Ewa Gunnarsson

Bottom-up studies, questionnaires etc

Gender Study students from Södertörn University under supervision of Fredrik Sjögren and the project team.

Seminars and processes for people in managing positions:

Lisa Schmidt and Per-Olov Idfeldt, IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet

Contact person SICS:

Åsa Rudström