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University of Gothenburg


Through the years we have worked with many different commissions, published several publications, arranged events in cooperation with different partners, hosted conferences, seminars, lecture series and debates.

In our annual reports you will find an overview of the different events of the year. Our annual reports are written in Swedish and you can find the most recent on the Swedish website. You're also welcome to contact us if you want to read older annual reports. 


We have organized the biggest conference on gender research in Sweden,  in conjunction with other universities. The next conference will be organized by Karlstad University.

In 2012, the Swedish Secretariat for Gender Research resumed the tradition of regular national gender conferences by organising the g12 conference in Gothenburg. Two years later, g14 was held in collaboration with UCGS at Umeå University, and g16 was held in collaboration with Tema Genus at Linköping University. g19 was held in Gothenburg on 7-9 October 2019.

The conferences aim to bring together the broad and interdisciplinary fields that constitute Swedish gender research today, and thereby create the conditions for critical review, the exchange of experiences, and opportunities to form new constellations. The principal target group for these conferences is researchers, but they are open to anyone who wishes to register.

Gender research is a relatively young field of research where there is constant development of concepts, methods and research objects. Today, there are scholars with a gender orientation in virtually all academic disciplines and interdisciplinary research, while there are also scholars in the specific field of gender studies. Horizontal themes and keynote sessions for the conference are arrived at through discussions in a scholarly committee. In addition, the conference programme constitutes the submitted abstracts from researchers, activists and practitioners in the field of gender studies and gender equality.

Future g-conferences

Next conference will be arranged by Karlstad University.