Gendered innovations in public and private organizations (SUMMER 2018)

Course content

Studies show that the quality and accountability of research and innovation in a broad sense can be affected in taking gender and diversity into account.  Integrating a gender and/or sex analysis in research and innovation (R&I) content contributes to an in-depth understanding of diverse needs , behaviours and attitudes. This improves the scientific quality and societal relevance of the produced knowledge, technologies and innovations. It also contributes to the production of goods and services better suited to potential markets.

The course will depart from  cases provided by a  cluster of private and public organizations and connected to different scientific fields such as health, care, mobility, communication, human rights etc.  The aim is to provide students with a hands on experience and ability to transfer theoretical knowledge of sex and gender analysis into identification of new solutions and strategies in stake holder organizations.


MA Theory and Methodology (MSc Curriculum 2015)

Course package (MSc 2015):

Knowledge, organisation and politics

Culture, Lifestyle and Everyday Life

Welfare, Inequality and Mobility


A-Undergraduates from foreign countries (exchange students) can sign up for this course

Credit students must be at Master level



Learning outcome


  1. 1) Learn about and to develop practical methods of sex and gender analysis in organizations

    2) conduct case studies in selected public and private organizations as concrete illustrations of how sex and gender analysis  might lead to innovation.


Work with innovation processes in relation to specific cases

Communicate ideas to stakeholders

Give and receive feed back of presented ideas

Competerences:  translate theoretical approaches and connect them to cases/challenges in the given organizations

Manage knowledge and creativity processes in interdisciplinary and cross sectorial settings

Lectures including discussions.

To be updated

Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Course participation
Aktiv deltagelse.
Marking scale
passed/not passed
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

Please see the learning outcome.

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 28
  • Preparation
  • 120
  • Exercises
  • 30
  • Exam Preparation
  • 28
  • English
  • 206