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Our presence as female IT researchers is not in itself enough to create long-term change

Our presence as female IT researchers is not in itself enough to create long-term change

By Pernille Bjørn and Valeria Borsotti, Professor and Deputy Head of Research at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen and PhD student and Diversity Chair at the Department of Computer Science, University of Copenhagen.

Despite the fact that equality between male and female researchers – particularly in computer science and other IT disciplines – has received attention in both politics, media and research projects, development is making slow progress. We believe that one of the reasons for the slow development is that gender equality in research has not yet become a concrete political priority that sets clear goals for universities.