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Curt Rice

Author of Six Steps to Gender Equality (and more) at

Curt Rice is working to move universities forward. His interest in the politics of higher education and research is particularly focused on leadership development, gender equality, open access and research-based education. He has given over 150 presentations in nearly 20 countries.

Rice's writings on universities are wide-reaching. Internationally, they have appeared in The Guardian, Inside Higher Ed, The Telegraph, The Lancet, Research Europe, ForbesWomen, The Glass Hammer,, University of Venus and University World News, where he is a regular contributor.

In Norway, his contributions have been published in Aftenposten, Dag og Tid, Dagbladet, Dagens Næringsliv, Forskerforum, Morgenbladet and Nordlys.

He has appeared on the BBC Ulster, discussing women in science with Seamus McKee, and has been interviewed about his work on gender equality in Science, Nature, and The Lancet.

Curt Rice is the Rector (President/VC) of the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences. He is also Head of Norway's Committee on Gender Balance and Diversity in Research. He is also the Head of Board for CRIStin (Current Research Information System in Norway).

From 2009-2013, he was the Pro Rector for Research and Development in Tromsø. Prior to becoming Pro Rector, he was the founding Director of his university's first Norwegian Centre of Excellence, CASTL, the Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics.

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The Year the Nobel Prize Forgot to Ignore Women

Norwegian professor <a href="">May-Britt Moser</a> is literally a game changer. Today, she will receive the Nobel Prize in Medicine, and the game she is changing is about women in science.
10/12/2014 13:03 GMT

The Communications Guy Bet the Gender Equality Policy and Lost

The publisher Elsevier sent out a letter with a picture of a bunch of scientists, all of whom are white men. Pictures like that reinforce the stereotypes that keep young women away from science. But as if that wasn't enough, a spokesman from Elsevier went onto Twitter and made a cringeworthy mess of it all.
17/02/2014 12:01 GMT

How Not to Be a University President

Why are you doing what you're doing? What can you do that no one else can do? What gives you the greatest satisfaction? How can you have impact where you think it's important?
21/01/2013 15:28 GMT

Centers of Excellence: Where are the women?

The Directors of the new Centers of Excellence and the winners of the Curious Pete competition were in that auditorium together, at the same time. But it felt like a time warp. We were supposed to be a picture from the pupils' future; but the 13 of us collectively looked much more like a stiff painting from their past.
17/12/2012 10:56 GMT

Is the Nobel Peace Prize Exploding?

Every year on 10 December, Norway awards the Nobel Peace Prize. This date marks the anniversary of the death of Alfred Nobel, who endowed the Nobel Prizes in his will. Nobel was able to leave such a large endowment because of the riches generated by his many inventions, the most famous of which is dynamite.
09/12/2012 21:14 GMT

The Royal Glass Ceiling: Why Can't Women be Kings?

Monarchies codify the superiority of a man to a woman. A king always outranks a queen - a man always outranks a woman. The highest position in a royal house may never be occupied by a woman because the highest position is that of king, which is reserved for a man.
05/12/2012 16:07 GMT