Gender and Science Blog

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Friday, November 3, 2017 - 13:02
Lotta Strandberg on on the Gender Paradox in Science and Innovation in Nordic CountriesSenior adviser, NordForsk; Associate professor, Bergen University College, Norway. The “gender paradox” is a concept that describes that even if Nordic Countries achieve great rates at gender equality indexes, when focusing on the Research and Innovation field they rate at the European average (and sometimes below). In this video Strandberg addresses the causes of this phenomenon and the...
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Monday, October 23, 2017 - 11:59
Professor Giampiero Favato, from Kingston University London (UK), is an specialist in Health Economics who argues that gender neutral health economic models create unsuccessful and expensive health policies. Taking as an example HPV vaccination he suggests adopting a gender approach to health economics discipline. In this video Prof. Favato expands on this argument and reflects on how health policies based on health economics can be better informed by a gender perspective. . ...
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Friday, September 29, 2017 - 12:54
Jeff Hearn, Professor on Gender Studies at Örebro University (Sweden), partner of GenPORT (ST&I) analyses in this video what masculinities have to do with STI. According to him it is crucial, first, that boys and men recognise that they are gendered and socialised in masculinity. He then expands on how the STI field is contstantly sourrounded by the values of masculinity and what can be done in order to correct it.  Men and masculinities in Science Technology and Innovation (STI)"...
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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 19:42
On the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, 17th of May, Jeff Hearn, Professor on Gender Studies at Örebro University (Sweden), partner of GenPORT, offers this talk on sexualities in science, technology and innovation (ST&I).   Sexualities in Science Technology and Innovation from GenPORT Project on Vimeo.
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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 11:53
Professor Kumie Inose,Vice-President of the Science Council of Japan, offers a first-hand overview of the situation of gender equality in science in her country. She speaks about both, the progress achieved so far through public policies as well as the key challenges that remain for making science truly  gender inclusive in Japan.Her message is also an invitation to participate in the Gender Summit 10 Asia-Pacific “Better on Science and Innovation through Gender, Diversity and...
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Friday, April 7, 2017 - 17:39
We would like to express our thanks to more than 450 registered users, who have uploaded more than 1000 high quality resources on GenPORT. GenPORT is an open collaborative portal on which everyone can create a personal account and share publications, videos, teaching materials, projects, practical measures or news on gender with the rest of the community. On GenPORT, you will find resources on how integrate the gender perspective in research contents in...
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