Senior Researcher Margunn Bjørnholt has been awarded competence as a (full) professor in gender studies by an evaluation committee appointed by the University of Stavanger. The committee consisted of Nina Lykke (Linköping University), May-Len Skilbrei (University of Oslo Faculty of Law) and Oluf Langhelle (University of Stavanger).
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Margunn Bjørnholt, director of Policy and Social Research, spoke on the investment management of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (the ‘Oil Fund’) from a human rights perspective at a UN side event on the financial crisis, the recession and human rights in New York.
A kick-off meeting held in Łódź in October 2013 marked the start of the project EFFECT.
Margunn Bjørnholt is guest editor of an issue of the journal Retfærd: Nordic Journal of Law and Justice, that explores the relevance and possible uses of the American legal theorist Martha Albertson Fineman’s vulnerability approach in a Nordic context.
Policy and Social Research and two partners, Norwegian Social Research (NOVA) and the Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine (Poland), have received a grant from the Polish-Norwegian Research Programme under the EEA Grants/Norway Grants funding scheme for a study of work–life balance among Polish and Polish-Norwegian couples, to be carried out 2013–2016.