Information and Resources on Gender Equality and Gender Research in Norway

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Centre for Women's and Gender Research (SKOK), University of Bergen
The Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK) is an interdisciplinary research centre that aims to service all the faculties at the University of Bergen. SKOK’s main objective is to strengthen women’s and gender research at the university as well as other research communities, both nationally and internationally. SKOK also offer a bachelor program in gender studies and doctoral education.
Centre for Gender Research, University of Oslo
The Centre For Gender Reseach is the largest gender research centre in Norway and has existed at the University of Oslo since 1986. The Centre offers a master programme in Gender Studies and coures in Interdiciplinary Gender Studies in English, in close collaboration with other departments and faculties at the University of Oslo. The Centre also offers a bachelor programme in Interdiciplinary Gender Studies (in Norwegian).
Centre for Gender and Equality
The Centre for Gender and Equality offers research and competence and aims to strengthen the education and dissemination about gender and equality in the Agder region in Norway. The centre is a cooperation between the University of Agder, Agder Research and the Agder counties.
Center for Gender Studies (SKF), NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology
The Center for Gender studies is an integral part of the Norwegian Gender Research field. It is a member of the National Association of Gender Studies and is connected to both Nordic and international research networks. The Center offers Bachelor level courses in Norwegian and English and a Master's program in Cultural and Gender studies. The department has a PhD program and the Center coordinates the National Research School in Gender Studies.
Centre for Equality
The Centre for Equality is a Norwegian ideal foundation, established in 1983. The centre aims to promote gender equality by both long-term development projects and shorter projects related to specific missions. We also have projects on other discrimination grounds, as ethnicity, age and disabilities, but we always include a gender perspective in our projects.
CORE Centre for Research on Gender Equality
Centre for Research on Gender Equality (CORE) conducts research on gender equality, with particular emphasis on working life. The research centre aims to produce research of both high academic quality, and social and political relevance. Research dissemination and development of professional networks are also priorities for Centre for Research on Gender Equality.
The KUN centre for gender equality
KUN was established in 1991 as "Kvinneuniversitetet Nord", The Northern Feminist University (NFU). The founders were Nordland county, local municipalities, women's organisations and private individuals.  The purpose of the foundation is to be a centre of knowledge where women's experiences and knowledge are made visible, recognised, up-graded and documented. It is to be a meeting place between theoretical and practical, formal and informal knowledge, as well as providing possibilities for developing networks, educational opportunities and working methods.
Institute for Women's Law, University of Oslo
The Institute of Women's Law is part of the Department of Public and International Law at the University of Oslo. The aim Women's Law is to describe, explain and understand women's legal position in order to improve women's position in law and society.
Fafo is an independent and multidisciplinary research foundation who works within both a domestic Norwegian and larger international context. A key to Fafo’s work on gender issues is the mainstreaming of gender issues in social analysis. All projects have an explicit aim to include gender as variable in the analysis, in line with a general holistic perspective on living conditions.
Institute for Social Research
The Institute for Social Research (ISF) comprises research within all of the social sciences as well as history. The study of gender in modern Norwegian society has for many years been an important research area at the Institute.