Curt Rice
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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Entries by Curt Rice

Why International Students Should Not Come to Norway

(0) Comments | Posted 26 October 2015 | (19:50)

The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education recently organized an event about the value of international students. My presentation was called Why international students should not come to Norway. This is what I said:

In the mid-1990s, the Norwegian government modified the "quota student" program that provided opportunities to...

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Eve and Evidence: What Research Tells Us About Gender Equality

(0) Comments | Posted 8 March 2015 | (22:12)

On International Women's Day we celebrate our solidarity with women around the world -- women who are engaged in many different struggles. And we show our determination to continue working to improve the challenges we face at home.

Gender equality has not yet been achieved in the workplaces of the western world. Research...

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The Year the Nobel Prize Forgot to Ignore Women

(1) Comments | Posted 10 December 2014 | (09:54)

Norwegian professor May-Britt Moser 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.

Here's how it goes. Ask anyone to name two famous women scientists. Most of them can name one -- usually the same one. But for...

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How McKinsey's Story Became Sheryl Sandberg's Statistic - and Why It Didn't Deserve To

(1) Comments | Posted 23 April 2014 | (16:50)

You tried to raise your children gender-neutral but your daughter still loves ballerinas and your son loves cars. Maybe it's not your fault. Maybe this shows their urges are genetically programed.

You once had a woman as president of your organization but she never could communicate a vision. Perhaps she...

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The Communications Guy Bet the Gender Equality Policy and Lost

(2) Comments | Posted 14 February 2014 | (13:33)

My part of the Twitterverse is hopping this morning. First, 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,...

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How Not to Be a University President

(0) Comments | Posted 17 January 2013 | (16:52)

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?

All these questions telescope into one: What's next?

I've been searching for answers recently because I'm in...

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Centers of Excellence: Where are the women?

(0) Comments | Posted 15 December 2012 | (21:39)

On June 12th, 2002, the government of Norway announced the names of 13 groups that had been selected to create Norway's first Centers of Excellence. These centers would receive privileges most researchers could only dream of. Well-equipped with all they could need, they would take Norwegian research to new heights...

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Is the Nobel Peace Prize Exploding?

(8) Comments | Posted 9 December 2012 | (23:00)

Today may be the biggest day of the year here in Norway. It's the day on which we can genuinely hope that the rest of the world sees and maybe even listens to this little kingdom in the high north. It's our annual opportunity to teach the world that, no,...

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

(47) Comments | Posted 5 December 2012 | (23:00)

If Wills and Kate have a daughter, we are told, she will inherit the throne, even if she should later get a younger brother. In other words, the line of succession will become gender-blind.

Many royal houses have made this move in recent decades, but none of them have achieved...

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