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KP International Week 2022 April 4-6

Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion from an international perspective

At the KP International Week, we celebrate international collaboration within our various academic fields. This year we also invite you to join us for a global debate on Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion from an international perspective.

How do we address inequalities within our schools and welfare institutions? How do we support inclusion, diversity, and gender equity? And how do we prepare our students to work with these issues in their future professions?

These are highly topical questions that the world faces due to increased global awareness and current challenges to human rights in both old and new democracies. We believe that our educational institutions are obliged to participate in such important debates and implement adequate measures to promote equality, diversity, and inclusion. We also believe that an international exchange of knowledge and experience is crucial to this endeavour. As we are celebrating our international collaboration, we, therefore, welcome you to join us in our effort to raise awareness and insight on gender, equality, diversity, and inclusion from an international perspective.


Monday April 4

For all students & staff – Stream events using this Zoom link (passcode if needed: 902589) or join in SIG.B267 or T86.C211

8.30-10.15 – Check in for International Guests (Atrium, Campus Carlsberg)

10.15-10.45: Opening (Atrium CC)

11.00-12.00: Gender Equality and Agency – a South African perspective by Dr. Carmine Rustin, University of Western Cape, South Africa – learn about how universities can support gender equality by focusing on agency (K1.02 CC)

13.00-14.00: The importance of anti-bias and normcritical perspectives in education – a paneldebate with lecturers and students from nursing, social education and teaching at KP and Pädagogische Hochshule Zürich – what is a normcritical perspective, why is it important and how can we support it? (K1.02 CC)

14.15-15.00: Advancing gender, equity, diversity, and inclusion in the Monash-KP program – by Professor Sam El-Osta from Monash University, Australia and KP exchange student Mie Bejstrup Jensen and Mathilde A. H. Henriques – learn more about how Monash University works with gender, equity, diversity, and inclusion (K1.02 CC)

15.15-16.15: The paradox of gender equality and cultural sensitivity in professional encounters – Associate professors Pernilla Ouis and Aje Carlbom from Malmö University, Sweden – learn more about the complexity of handling both gender equality and cultural sensitivity at the same time (K1.02 CC)

Tuesday April 5

Staff workshop

10.00-12.00: International collaboration – for international coordinators, managers etc. (K6.15 CC)

14.00-15.00: Collaborative Online International Learning – designing and meeting potential partners (K4.18 CC)

14.00-15.00: Digitalization and Gender – By Stephan Höyng, KHSB Berlin – learn more about i.e., digitisation and gender inequalities in the labour market, especially reconciliation possibilities in the case of work from home office and gender stereotypes in social media (K4.20 CC)

15.15-16.15: Diversity policies – promoting diversity at our institutions – by William Sanchez, Saxion/NL, Dr. Dagmar Vera lost, Frankfurt UAS, Germany, Inge Sperling, Lotte Falk Primdahl and Hanne Franklin, KP student counselling, and lecturer Rikke Platz Corzen, KP – learn from the interesting work of partners who are dedicated to promoting diversity (K4.18 CC)

15.15-16.15: Our silence is a license to murder – on honor killing in Arab and Palestinian societies – by Abeer Zeibak Hadad from Beit Berl College in Israel (K4.20 CC)

16.30-17.30: Changing the gender narrative to impact our generation – Christina Hammond, University of Education Winneba, Ghana – participate in the debate to strengthen gender narratives (K4.18 CC)

16.30-17.30: Supporting teachers’ intercultural and antiracist competences in early childhood education: the Kleu(te)rRijk project – Kato Luyckx and Eva Dierickx, AP university of applied science, Antwerp – learn more about how to unfold intercultural/antiracist education (K4.20 CC)

Wednesday April 6

Student events

12.00-13.00: Closing for international guests (Atrium CC)

13.00-14.00: Info on exchange/udlandsophold for KP students (T86.C203 or SIG.B267 or Atrium CC & W3.10 for LU students)

14.00-15.00: Getting more men in childcare and other social professions – and more women in science – By Stephan Höyng, KHSB Berlin and Tekla Canger, KP (Atrium CC)

15.15-16.00: Creating an inclusive and diverse KP study environment – debate among KP students (Atrium CC)

16.15-17.00: Language exchange café: Finish the day debating the theme of the week in many languages with international students and staff at KP (Student Café Humlen)



(KP students and staff do not have to register. Events are open)

After the deadline you will receive a follow up form with more information. Therefore, please remember the password you created for this registration form, as you will need it again for the follow up form.


For further information, please contact international office at international@kp.dk or our international coordinator within your educational field:

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If you teach at our international week you can most likely receive Erasmus+ staff mobility funding. Please check at your home institution.