Information and Resources on Gender Equality and Gender Research in Norway

Diversity in academia: Immigrants want to be included, but aren’t

People with an immigrant background are more motivated to conduct research and pursue a doctoral degree than those without an immigrant background. “In all position categories, women are more likely to have a position in academia, except for professorships. Men are more likely to have a professor position, regardless of immigrant background”, says researcher Ida Drange.

More participants in introduction programme
In 2015, 17 900 persons participated in the introduction programme for new immigrants. This is an increase of 22 per cent from the previous year. Nearly 70 per cent of the participants came from Eritrea, Somalia and Syria. Young men in slight majority.
People in Oslo are healthiest in Norway - small gender differences
The decrease in daily smoking is one example of improved health behaviour. However, other lifestyle habits are changing at a slower pace. Weight (BMI) is increasing at a country level. The gender differences are small, but whereas 23 % of Norwegian women are obese or overweight, the figure is 33% when it comes to Norwegian men.
More marriages between same sex couples
In 2015, 300 marriages were contracted between same sex couples. This is the most marriages of same-sex couples since the new marriages act was introduced in 2009. A total of 22 700 couples got married in 2015.