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About GIG

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Research (GIG) is a resource for researchers at the University of Gothenburg, which aims to promote high-quality gender research and other research that illustrates gender-related aspects. GIG aims to contribute towards creating mutual exchanges between different groups of researchers, both within and beyond the University.

Gender research is currently carried out at the University of Gothenburg at a number of different faculties and institutions. Representations, relationships, practical experience and – not least – the production of knowledge are all investigated on the basis of various perspectives, methods and scientific contexts. Interdisciplinary collaboration brings improved opportunities for analysing societal problems and developing the production of knowledge. Knowledge of normalisation processes can be improved, and a deeper understanding is obtained of how these processes are disputed and can be challenged.

Gender researchers are often passionate about making a difference, and that their research should have importance and significance. This means that gender researchers often have an external focus, taking part in social debates and speaking at association meetings, workplaces and conferences, for example those organised by authorities and organisations. At the same time, the level of demand for knowledge from authorities, trade and industry, and civil society exceeds the capacity of individual institutions and disciplines. There is a great demand for investigations, consultations ahead of equality work, education, etc.

Collaboration is central to knowledge development. Collaboration brings together different forms of knowledge, perspectives and problems with scientific perspectives.
 Collaboration in connection with gender research at the University of Gothenburg benefits interdisciplinary research, both within the University and with Swedish and international partners.


GIG´s key principles

include continuing to encourage and develop new frontiers for gender research across all faculty areas, while retaining a strong disciplinary foundation and collaboration between subject areas.

A platform for interdisciplinary gender research

GIG works to enable researchers to meet across borders, by providing opportunities for collaboration between different disciplines and with surrounding society, and by paving the way for new interdisciplinary knowledge.

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Utskriftsdatum: 2018-02-24