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UNU-GEST Director Gives a Talk at the first Nordic Science, Technology and Innovation Seminar on Women in Renewable Energy in Japan

UNU-GEST Director, Dr. Irma Erlingsdóttir, gives a lecture on women in the renewable energy sector at the first Nordic Science, Technology and Innovation (NORSTI) seminar in Japan, held at the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo on 31 May 2017
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UNU-GEST present at the 1st Asia-Europe Conference on Women’s Economic Empowerment in Lithuania

UNU-GEST Project Assistant Laura Malinauskaite attended the first Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Conference “Women's Economic Empowerment: Creating Equal Opportunities in the World of Work”, which was held on May 25-26 in Vilnius, Lithuania. The Conference focused on different aspects of women’s economic empowerment and provided a platform for a fruitful dialogue between policy-makers, public and private sectors, innovators, entrepreneurs, ender equality advocates and research institutions.
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Class of 2017 graduates from the UNU-GEST diploma programme

The UNU-GEST celebrated the graduation of 18 fellows awarded a post-graduate diploma in international gender studies. The fellows come from 12 different countries and this year´s graduating class is the largest since the beginning of the programme. A total of 86 students have graduated from the UNU-GEST programme.
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Class of 2017 UNU-GEST fellows present final assignments

The UNU-GEST programme and the class of 2017 fellows would like to extend an invite to an event where fellows will present their final assignments. The event takes place on Monday 22 May 2017 from 11:00 -16:00 in room 101 in Oddi, University of Iceland campus. The event is held in English and open to all.
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UNU-GEST field trip as part of the last module "Gender and Environment" May 2017

UNU-GEST travelled to Höfn, East Iceland where the fellows had the opportunity to learn about climate change and sustainability with experts from the Nýheimar Research Centre - Háskóli Íslands.
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UNU-GEST hosts the Nordic Women Mediators (NWM) Annual Meeting in Reykjavík, Iceland on 7 and 8 May 2017.

The NWM Annual Meeting is taking place in Reykjavík from 7-8 May hosted by UNU-GEST and the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs with the aim to discuss and endorse operational mechanisms, clarify roles and responsibilities and agree on specific outcomes for 2017-18.
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Women´s Excellence in Scientific Research and Project Management

On behalf of UNU-GEST, Erla Hlín Hjálmarsdóttir and Kirstín Flygenring contribute to a workshop and a seminar in Bucharest on 10 and 11 May 2017 which are held in collaboration with the National University of Political Studes and Public Administration in Bucharest
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University of Montenegro and UNU-GEST offer joint scholarships

University of Montenegro and UNU-GEST are pleased to offer one full scholarship to a master's student to attend the UNU-GEST diploma programme 2018 in international gender studies. The scholarships are partially funded by the Erasmus + grant scheme.
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Faculty of Media and Communications, Belgrade and UNU-GEST offer joint scholarships

Faculty of Media and Communications, Belgrade and UNU-GEST are pleased to offer full scholarships to two master´s students to attend the UNU-GEST diploma programme 2018 in international gender studies. The scholarships are partially funded by the Erasmus + grant scheme.
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Laura Malinauskaite receives a scholarship from the Watanabe Fund

Project assistant Laura Malinauskaite was one of thirteen Watanabe grant recipients from the University of Iceland in 2017. She received a grant for a study visit to Japan for two months in the fall 2017 in support of her research on the status of women in the geothermal sector in different parts of the world
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