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Aarhus pledges to ‘turbo-power’ gender equality

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Equal committees and critical look at competitive culture set up to draw in women

Aarhus University has finalised a draft gender equality action plan, which has been sent to the university’s staff for consultation purposes.

There are four main proposals in the plan, including gender-neutral vacancy notices and an equal distribution of men and women in employment assessment committees. The university also promised to take a critical look at its masculine competitive culture, and introduce contract clauses for senior staff insisting they focus on diversity, with a particular emphasis on gender.

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