The Norwegian Women Academics (NKA) is a politically independent organization for women with higher education. It was founded on November 8, 1920 by its first female professor and director, Kristine Bonnevie.
NKA aims to be a networking platform for women with higher education. They hope to contribute toward the dissipation of information at all levels of society on international issues important to women. The organization also functions as a network for female academics in other countries. NKA works toward a family-friendly workplace and is a national consultative body.
NKA is affiliated with International Federation of University Women, IFUW, and University Women of Europe, UWE. IFUW promotes international cooperation, development of educational opportunities and representation of women with higher education in international organizations.
All women who have completed higher education by at least three years equivalent to university level can be members of NKA / IFUW. The annual fee is 200 NOK and 150 NOK for students. NKA has, as of May 2010, about 170 paying members.