Gender and Science Blog
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 22:09
There is a simple answer to this question, and a more complicated answer. The simple answer is that gender refers to the different ways in which sexual differences between people appear differently in different times and places, societies, cultures, and across people's lifetimes. Thus, gender is seen as to some extent based on but distinct from sex; even if, confusingly, gender is sometimes used interchangeably with sex. While gender is often still taken to mean women and...
Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 16:21
Are you interested in research on the reconciliation of family life and work? Are you looking for projects and articles about family-friendliness in academia, researchers' career paths and the issue of the leaky pipeline in science? In this post we introduce a list of key resources touching on various topics regarding the reconciliation of family and work in science. The 11 presented resources are far from being exhaustive – they should rather be understood as an invitation to join...
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 16:09
Taking the opportunity of the Ada Lovelace Day (October 11th) we will start publishing a series of posts dedicated to historical women scientists. This will happen in collaboration with the San Francisco based artist Jennifer Mondfrans and her work entitled “At Least I Have You, To Remember Me” - displaying portraits of women scientists accompanied by fictive letters from the past to the present reader – you.To commemorate the international celebration of the...
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 - 12:41
This week is the Europe Code Week, an initiative launched by Neelie Kroes’ Young Advisors with the support from DG Connect at the European Commission. The Europe Code Week aims “to bring coding and digital literacy to everybody in a fun and engaging way”. More than 2.000 events have been organized from the 10th to the 18th of October 2015, including a video contest or challenges and certificates in coding literacy for schools, among others. It is not by chance that during this...
Monday, October 5, 2015 - 18:09
Are you interested in how diseases affect differently women and men? Do you want to share any research or initiative about gender and health? Are you looking for tools to implement the gender perspective in health and medical science? In the following post we introduce an initial list of key resources touching on these and other topics regarding gender and medicine. The 10 presented resources are far from being exhaustive – they should rather be understood as an invitation to join GenPORT...
Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 11:29
The DFG-Toolbox is an online information system that presents selected real-life examples of gender equality measures within the research community in Germany. The examples illustrate the possible breadth of measures and provide ideas which users can apply in their own working environments. The models in the toolbox are selected in a quality-assured process – both to ensure that the chosen examples are of high quality and sufficient diversity and to prevent duplication. The database has...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 18:40
The Swedish Government has appointed an expert group on gender equality for the Minister of Higher Education and Research in May 2015. The group is to present ideas and proposals for the next governmental White Paper on Research which is due autumn 2016. Furthermore, it has to present its main conclusions by the end of 2016 on how to increase gender equality in universities. Members represent different societal stakeholders, and include, among others, Professor Agnes Wold, the co-author of the...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - 12:46
The Millennium Technology Prize is Finland's tribute to innovations for a better life. The aims of the prize are to promote technological research and Finland as a high-tech Nordic welfare state.Secondly, as the Millennium Technology Prize is designed to encourage further cutting-edge research and development, it is not intended as a reward for lifetime achievement.The prize is awarded every second year. Nominations for the prize can be made by academies, universities, research institutes...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 11:49
The Gender Summit 5 Africa was held in Cape Town South Africa on the 28-30 April 2015. You can now download presentations made at the event and watch video addresses on http://gender-summit.com/p-p/1022-gs5-africa-presentations The event was help under the theme "Poverty alleviation and economic empowerment through scientific research & innovation: Better Knowledge From and For Africa" and attracted over 250 delegates the programme included...
Monday, May 18, 2015 - 14:05
Dr Jo Handelsman, Associate Director for Science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, USA delivered a video address to the Gender Summit 5 Africa, the first African edition of the GS series. Dr Handelsman outlined the work undertaken by the Obama administrations with respoect to women in STEM and gender equality in STEM.https://youtu.be/VMwg2aXm07k