BioEquality 3: Tools for gender balance in the digital bioeconomy

Discussion forum 3 of 3 in the BioEquality series

Tools to incorporate gender perspectives in university courses on digital bioeconomy 

One of the action points suggested in the report Redefining digital bioeconomy to make the digital bioeconomy more gender equal is to develop tools and methods to incorporate this topic in bioeconomy-related university education. The aim being to facilitate a discussion on how gendered structures impact men and women and their opportunities within the fields of digital bioeconomy and thereby create a foundation for change. 

This discussion forum is part of a series of aiming to open up for discussions on how the education of young academics can integrate the gender perspective into the meeting between digitalisation and bioeconomy. The discussion forums are initiated and financed by Nordic Forest Research, Nordic Agri Research and the Nordic Council of Ministers. 

When: 9th of June, 10.00-11.30 CET 
To solve any technical problems, please log in to the discussion forum no later than 09.55 

Where: Online via Zoom 
Participants will be provided with a link to the discussion forum on Monday 7th of June 

RSVP: 2nd of June to  


• Welcome and introduction 

• Three inspirational speeches – Student and university representatives share their point of view on gender perspectives in university courses 

• Group discussions on gender perspectives in university courses on digital bioeconomy –What courses on digital bioeconomy are there? What courses should contain gender perspectives? 

• Brainstorming ideas on how to incorporate gender perspectives at universities – Who is responsible for doing this? Who should we target? What is the best format for incorporating gender perspectives in university courses? Are there examples from other university programs we can get inspiration from? 

• Reflections in larger group 

• Closing remarks