Gender and Science Blog
Towards a European Certification Award Scheme for Gender Equality in Research: Key Findings of the CASPER Project.
Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 16:59
What role can gender equality certification and award schemes play in improving gender equality in academia and research organisations? What should be the characteristics of an EU-wide certification and award scheme? Those are exactly the types of questions that the CASPER Project seeks to answer.CASPER (Certification-Award Systems to Promote Gender Equality in Research) is a Horizon 2020 funded project (Grant Agreement 872113) that studied the feasibility of establishing an EU certification or...
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 12:32
Current and emerging issues in the scientific literatureGender equality and gender mainstreaming have become one of the European Research Area priorities –and gender-balance in decision-making is one of three key objectives. Women’s representation in academia decreases the higher up the academic ladder – culminating in the very small percentage of women in decision-making posts, on boards and in committees and as heads of institutions. In 2017 only 27% of board members (...
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 09:04
Today women and men are equally represented in the scientific workforces of the majority of EU member states. This is true of both the university and government-funded research sectors, where the average proportion of women in the EU-28 is 42.1% and 42.5% respectively. However, the proportion of women among researchers in the lucrative private sector is only 20.2%. Across the EU as a whole, it can be said that the higher a researcher's average income in a given country, the lower the...
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 14:55
More than 40 experts on gender equality, diversity management and public policies assessment from universities, research centres and public institutions from several European countries participated in the Policy Learning Workshop held in Barcelona last 13 November 2018. The event was hosted by the Gender and ICT Research Group (IN3-Universitat Oberta de Catalunya) in the framework of the Horizon 2020 project EFFORTI (Evaluation Framework for Promoting Gender Equality in R&I)....
Monday, June 4, 2018 - 12:45
Join us for three online discussions on key GEDII Project ResultsMeasuring Research Performance 7 June 2018 13:00 – 15:00 CET/BrusselsGender Diversity Index 12 June 2018 11:00 – 13:00 CET/BrusselsSensor based data for gender research 20 June 2018 13:00 – 15:00 CET/Brussels These online discussions will focus on three main aspects of the research undertaken within theGEDII project: e-Discussion on Measuring Research Performance (June 7th, 2018 13:00-15:00 CET)The...
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 18:07
We want to commemorate this International Women's Day, 8th of March 2018, by considering the representation of women in science and technology system (STS). Despite the advancements in this sector and the contrinutions of women in it, only 40,1% of scientists and engineers are women in EU-28. To know more about women's situation in STS we recommend you these GenPORT resources.
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 03:59
This International Day of Women and Girls Science (11 February 2018) we want to highlight the example and discoveries of the astronomer Vera Rubin (1928-2016).Rubin was a American astronomer who made the main contribution in science to detect the existence of the dark matter. She defied the consolidated laws of astronomy with her discovery on movement of galaxies. Vera Rubin’s work concluded that the galactic rotation curves follow a flat movement and she also provided evidence for...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 11:34
Dr. Vernos ( ICREA Research Professor and European Research Council Scientific Council) explains in this video what can European Research Centres do in order to achieve gender equality. She presents, as good practices, the outcomes of the LIBRA project (which it is in an early stage of implementation) and the ERC’s gender balance working group. She then uses her field of research, Biomedicine, in order to illustrate why it is crucial for excellence and quality to include a gender approach...
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 11:45
In this video, Dr. Claartje Vinkenburg (independent Consultant & Associate Professor at VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands) explores different issues that become barriers for women's advancement in academia. For example she highlights the lack of real meritocracy in these type of institutions or the consequences of combining care and research. She, then, offers a list of creative solutions for adapting academic careers to diversity. Dr. Claartje Vinkenburg on...
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 11:50
Rachel Herbert (Senior Market Intelligence Manager, Strategy at Elsevier) explains the main characteristics of the field of Gender Research according to analysis produced by Elsevier, one of the most popular information and analytics companies in the academic field. In this video Herbert exposes why Gender as a research field is growing relatively more than other disciplines, what are the countries leading this growth and its shape, networks and main topics.Her presentation is based...