PICE Talk by Nanna B. Karlsson

Title: Mapping the gender balance of the Danish geosciences

At each step on the academic career progression ladder, there are fewer and fewer women.  Gendered data for Danish academia typically lumps together all STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths) fields.  International studies have shown that geoscience is one of the least diverse STEM disciplines but we have very few insights into the state of geoscience in Denmark. In this talk, I will present results from a project where we collected gendered data from the geoscience institutes of University of Aarhus and University of Copenhagen, and from the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland. We have mapped the current and past gender distribution among students, non-tenured, and tenured staff, and collected data on publication records, career trajectories, hires and funding applications. We find inequities across a range of parameters including publication metrics, hires and funding successes.

Nanna B. Karlsson
Senior Researcher, PhD
Glaciology and Climate
Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)