What is Unit of Gender Studies
The Unit of Gender Studies is a unit for interdisciplinary and thematic gender research and PhD training at the Department of Thematic Studies, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Linköping University. The Unit of Gender Studies was started in 1999 through special funding from the Swedish government. Since 1999 the research and teaching staff has grown from 10 to 33, including four full professors and eight associate/assistant professors/senior lecturers as well as shifting numbers of doctoral students (pt 16) and post docs. Today, the Unit is one of the biggest milieus for interdisciplinary gender research in the Nordic countries.
In collaboration with Gender Studies at Örebro University and the Division of Gender and Medicine at Linköping University's Faculty for Health Sciences, the Unit runs a Centre of Gender Excellence, GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies, including a visiting scholars' programme.
The Unit also offers a four-year PhD degree programme in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, and in addition single PhD courses, among others organized as part of the InterGender Research School in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies, a partnership of 13 Swedish and International PhD programmes in Gender Studies, coordinated from the Unit of Gender Studies. Since 2009 the Unit also offers undergraduate courses at in gender studies.
An international Master's programme in Gender Studies - Intersectionality and Change starts August 2012.
The term "gender" and the field of Gender Studies
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The National Secretariat for Gender Research has organized a series of studies of Swedish gender studies education. In a recently published report within this series, gender studies alumni have responded to survey questions and participated in focus group interviews, to provide a picture of the connections between gender studies education, ways of perceiving the competencies specific to gender studies, and experiences from the working life that for many alumni have followed after their education.
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About Gender Studies
The objective for TEMA - The Department of Thematic Studies is to pursue excellent research and education at undergraduate and advanced levels relevant to society. Tema aims to provide a major impetus in career development for both future researchers and those who have just entered the field of research
Last updated: 2013-05-17