10 episodes

The #DiversityAU podcast series explores key focus areas in Aarhus University’s work to promote diversity and gender equality. The second season is out now and focuses on AU’s action plan for gender equality 2020-2022. Zooming in on the four focus areas of the action plan - recruitment, career development, leadership and workplace culture - Danish journalist Carsten Ortmann interviews four experts on each of these areas. The second season aims to inspire and provide practical advice on how to achieve the ambitious goals set out in the action plan.

In the podcast you can meet Professor Yvonne Benchop (Radboud University), Assistant Professor Mathias Wullum Nielsen (University of Copenhagen), postdoc Ea Høg Utoft (Aarhus University) and Claartje Vinkenburg (independent expert consultant affiliated with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). Find the podcast on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify – or stream it from this website (see below).

#DiversityAU Podcast

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The #DiversityAU podcast series explores key focus areas in Aarhus University’s work to promote diversity and gender equality. The second season is out now and focuses on AU’s action plan for gender equality 2020-2022. Zooming in on the four focus areas of the action plan - recruitment, career development, leadership and workplace culture - Danish journalist Carsten Ortmann interviews four experts on each of these areas. The second season aims to inspire and provide practical advice on how to achieve the ambitious goals set out in the action plan.

In the podcast you can meet Professor Yvonne Benchop (Radboud University), Assistant Professor Mathias Wullum Nielsen (University of Copenhagen), postdoc Ea Høg Utoft (Aarhus University) and Claartje Vinkenburg (independent expert consultant affiliated with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). Find the podcast on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Spotify – or stream it from this website (see below).

    Claartje Vinkenburg: “One of the things I always recommend universities is to up their game in terms of dual career policies”

    Claartje Vinkenburg: “One of the things I always recommend universities is to up their game in terms of dual career policies”

    In this episode of the #DiversityAU podcast, former academic and current consultant Claartje Vinkenburg conveys the most recent research on career development in the context of promoting gender equality. Vinkenburg is an independent expert consultant on diversity and academic career and is affiliated with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

    The second season of #DiversityAU podcast aims to inspire and give practical advice on how to take forward the ambitions laid out in AU’s Action plan for gender equality 2020-2022.

    Host of the podcast is Danish journalist Carsten Ortmann – known from DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) radio channel P1.

    • 17 min
    Ea Høgh Utoft: “Culture is part of the explanation for why we see imbalance at leadership level ..."

    Ea Høgh Utoft: “Culture is part of the explanation for why we see imbalance at leadership level ..."

    In this episode of the #DiversityAU podcast, postdoc Ea Høg Utoft from Aarhus University explains why a focus on workplace culture is important when an organisation like AU seeks to address gender equality. Høg Utoft is a researcher at the Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy at AU.

    The second season of #DiversityAU podcast aims to inspire and give practical advice on how to take forward the ambitions laid out in AU’s Action plan for gender equality 2020-2022.

    Host of the podcast is Danish journalist Carsten Ortmann – known from DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) radio channel P1.

    • 16 min
    Mathias Wullum Nielsen: “Recruitment can be used as a key focus area, when it comes to questions of gender imbalance in science”

    Mathias Wullum Nielsen: “Recruitment can be used as a key focus area, when it comes to questions of gender imbalance in science”

    In this episode of the #DiversityAU podcast, Associate Professor Mathias Wullum Nielsen, stresses the importance of focusing on recruitment and selection, when promoting gender balance in academia. Wullum Nielsen is a researcher at the Department of Sociology at University of Copenhagen.

    The second season of #DiversityAU podcast aims to inspire and give practical advice on how to take forward the ambitions laid out in AU’s Action plan for gender equality 2020-2022.

    Host of the podcast is Danish journalist Carsten Ortmann – known from DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) radio channel P1.

    • 17 min
    Yvonne Benschop: “Leaders need to lead by example to create gender equality”

    Yvonne Benschop: “Leaders need to lead by example to create gender equality”

    In this episode of the #DiversityAU podcast, Professor Yvonne Benchop underlines the importance of leadership, when it comes to creating tangible changes in organisations in relation to gender equality. Benchop is a professor of strategic human resource management at Radboud University.

    The second season of #DiversityAU podcast aims to inspire and give practical advice on how to take forward the ambitions laid out in AU’s Action plan for gender equality 2020-2022.

    Host of the podcast is Danish journalist Carsten Ortmann – known from DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) radio channel P1.

    • 17 min
    Liv Hornekær: ”For mange passede jeg ikke ind i billedet af, hvordan en professor i fysik ser ud”

    Liv Hornekær: ”For mange passede jeg ikke ind i billedet af, hvordan en professor i fysik ser ud”

    I dette femte afsnit kan du møde Liv Hornekær, der i 2017, som den første kvinde nogensinde, blev udnævnt til professor i fysik på Aarhus Universitet. I 2016 modtog hun desuden Eliteforsk-prisen.
    Liv Hornekær kommer blandt andet ind på, hvad det er, der driver hende som forsker. Hun beskriver forskerrollen som et kald – og hvordan interessen for naturvidenskaben går tilbage til barndommen.
    I samtale med journalist Nynne Bjerre Christensen kommer Liv Hornekær ind på vigtigheden af at være tykhudet og ikke mindst bevidst om, hvilken vej man vil gå med sin forskning.
    Hun reflekterer over vigtigheden af at kende egne styrker og sætte ambitiøse mål for sin forskning, når man skal konkurrere om de store forskningsbevillinger.
    I forhold til at skabe bedre karrieremuligheder for kvinder fremhæver Hornekær, at man ikke må lave systemerne for rigide fx i forhold til krav om udlandsophold. Hun mener desuden, at vejledere kan blive bedre til at støtte og opmuntre de talenter, de møder. Endelig mener hun, at der bør være bedre plads til ”skæve tanker” i forskningsmiljøerne – og pointerer forskningsledernes rolle i dette.
    Til sidst i afsnittet giver hun gode råd til unge, kvindelige forskere, der selv overvejer en karriere i academia.
    Om #DiversityAU-podcast:
    #DiversityAU podcast handler om diversitet og ligestilling på Aarhus Universitet. I fem afsnit interviewer journalist Nynne Bjerre Christensen fem kvindelige forskere om deres karrierer. Samtalerne kommer blandt andet ind på karrierevalg, udenlandsophold, forskningsfinansiering og om deres overvejelser om at opnå en topposition i academia som kvinde.

    • 32 min
    Julia Nafziger: ”Man skal have vilje, have en plan og kende sine styrker og svagheder”

    Julia Nafziger: ”Man skal have vilje, have en plan og kende sine styrker og svagheder”

    I andet afsnit af #DiversityAU-podcast kan du møde Julia Nafziger, som er professor på Institut for Økonomi. Nafziger er født i Tyskland og har igennem sin akademiske karriere haft ophold på universiteter i USA, Storbritannien, Frankrig og Belgien, inden hun for 12 år siden kom til Aarhus Universitet.
    I samtalen med journalist Nynne Bjerre Christensen fortæller Nafziger, at det var fordybelsen, arbejdet med de store samfundsmæssige spørgsmål og friheden til selv at vælge sine projekter, der tiltrak hende ved livet som forsker.
    Samtalen kommer desuden ind på hendes møde med et meget konkurrencepræget akademisk miljø. Hun fortæller om arbejdet med sin tvivl og tro på egne evner. Hun fortæller også om mødet med opmuntrende og inspirerende vejledere, der har hjulpet hende undervejs.
    Undervejs kommer Nafziger med bud på, hvordan man kan forbedre kvinders karrieremuligheder i forskningsverdenen. Til sidst giver hun gode råd til unge, særligt kvindelige, forskere, der selv overvejer en karriere i academia.
    Om #DiversityAU-podcast:
    #DiversityAU podcast handler om diversitet og ligestilling i forskningssverdenen. I fem afsnit interviewer journalist Nynne Bjerre Christensen fem kvindelige forskere fra Aarhus Universitet om deres karrierer. Samtalerne kommer blandt andet ind på karrierevalg, udenlandsophold, forskningsfinansiering og om deres overvejelser om at opnå en topposition i academia.

    • 34 min

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