Orebro University, Sweden

Örebro University, established in 1999, is one of the fastest growing universities in Sweden, providing education and conducting research in humanities, law, social science, science, technology, medicine & healthcare, education, music and sport science. ORU was ranked 62nd in Times Higher Education ranking of New Universities (younger than 50) in 2018. It has 15,200 students, 400 doctoral students, and employs 1,500 staff out of which 135 professors. Its equality activities include an equality and gender mainstreaming plan and a position of an equality adviser. Örebro University is a modern, broad-based university with internationally prominent research. The University offers some 85 degree programmes at the undergraduate and Master’s levels as well as some 1,000 separate courses. Örebro University cooperates with industry and commerce, local and regional governments and other organisations, both nationally and internationally. School of Law, Psychology and Social work consists of more than 2,000 students enrolled in one of our courses or degree programs. At our school, there is a unique combination of subjects in the form of social work, psychology, law and criminology. This exciting blend facilitates interaction, exchange of competencies and skills, and collaboration beyond subject boundaries. We are host to a number of strong research environments with prominent researchers, who are also involved in teaching at all levels. Gender research has been conducted and Gender Studies taught at ORU for four decades, starting in 1978. Gender Studies leads The Centre for Feminist Social Studies (CFS), a multidisciplinary gender studies research environment at the ORU School of Humanities, Education and Social Science. CFS has been part of the two-university GEXcel: Centre of Gender Excellence, funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR) (2007-2012), a collaboration with Linköping University Gender Studies. Since 2013, the collaboration has taken the form of the GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender, a three university joint gender research platform, together with Karlstad University. GEXcel has initiated, and ORU currently cochairs, the international association of institutions of advanced Gender Studies, RINGS, currently constituted by some 60 member institutions.

The University participated in numerous project related to gender such as: H2020 project Gender and Diversity Impact – Improving research and innovation through gender diversity, Gender mainstreaming as social innovation in public services, FP7 GenPORT, “An Internet Portal for Sharing Knowledge and Inspiring Collaborative Action on Gender and Science” and others.