The aim of the mixt session Gender (in-)equality in higher education is to discuss recent challenges related to gender (in-)equality in higher education in the Arctic – Eg. how the increase of cultural diversity in the Arctic on one hand and removal from the Arctic on the other influence in people’s access to and motivation in the higher education; the state of possibilities for higher education based on different economic; social and cultural preconditions; gender based and intersectional polarization of future perspectives of academically educated persons; digitalization from the perspective of multidimensional gender equality; gendered and intersectional effects of neo-liberal ethos and new-managerialism in higher education; central items of effective Arctic gender equality politics and related indicators. The session includes presentations and panel.

Professor Louise Morley,  University of Sussex, Centre for Higher Education and Equity Research (CHEER)
Professor Rasmus Ole Rasmussen, Nordregio
Professor Diane Hirshberg, University of Fairbanks, Alaska
Professor Rasmus Gjedssø Bertelsen, UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Docent Mervi Heikkinen, University of Oulu  

Moderator: Ilmari Leppihalme

Convenors: Vappu Sunnari, Ilmari Leppihalme and Mervi Heikkinen

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