Gender and Science Blog

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 12:17
New tools, New successes, Remaining gapsThere is much positive news to report from the presentations and discussions that took place at the Gender Summit 9 Europe, in Brussels on 8-9 November 2016. In this blogpost, we want to draw your attention first to the several practical and effective tools now available to support gender equality actions in institutions to improve existing processes and practices. Also, we can report on examples of real improvements made and the emerging convergence of...
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Friday, November 25, 2016 - 16:55
Emmy Noether was a German mathematician who made important advancements in abstract algebra and theoretical physics. The theorems that she proved about general relativity and elementary particle physics are known as “Noether’s Theorem”.Her fascinating life and struggles within science are once again available through the portrait and fictive letter created by artists Jennifer Mondfrans. The history of Emmy Noether is a paradigmatic example of the obstacles many women...
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Monday, November 14, 2016 - 16:26
What are the three most important things the EU Commission can do to further research on gender and science? This was discussed at an energetic open session at the FESTA-GARCIA conference in Brussels involving Professor Ana Arana Antelo from the European Commission and Dr Elizabeth Pollitzer Director of Portia and creator of the Gender Summit and FESTA-GARCIA Conference participants. The priorities included ensuring national co-operation with EU gender initiatives...
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Friday, October 14, 2016 - 08:19
Watch this excellent summary by Dr. Jacques Mairesse on the causes of the productivity gap between women and men scientists. Dr. Mairesse  is professor at CREST (ENSAE, Paris), UNU-MERIT ( Maastricht University), and NBER (USA). In this interview he will expose recent findings regarding the explanatory factors of gender productivity gap in science in terms of scientific publishing.Dr. Mairesse identifies that inequality in promotion systems in academy and the higher engagement of women in...
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Friday, October 7, 2016 - 15:20
Gender-based research, innovation and development for sustainable economies and societal wellbeing. Brussels, 8-9 Nov 2016Regsitration closes for the Gender Summit 9 Europe this Sunday. The event will be held in part at the European Parliament and in part at BEL in Brussels. We have 65 speakers coming from 20 countries coming together under the theme Gender-based research, innovation and development for sustainable economies and societal wellbeing. Brussels, 8-9 Nov 2016. "We need...
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Friday, September 23, 2016 - 09:45
If you wonder how a gender dimension can be incorporated into R&D projects related to physics, please watch this interview with Prof. Dr. Ana Proykova who is a professor at Department of Atomic Physics at Sofia University (Bulgaria) and Vice-chair of Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks, EC Watch.Ana Proykova has a rich history of experiences with incorporating a gender dimension into natural sciences where gender issues have been ignored for a long...
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Friday, September 2, 2016 - 10:34
Let's start the new academic year with the fascinating life and discoveries of Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997) via the portrait and fictive letter created by the artist Jennifer Mondfrans.Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997) is a Chinese American scientist in physics who made outstanding contributions to the cyclotron particle accelerator, one of the main tools for the current advances in physics. In the beginning of the twenty century she was one of the first women to have access to education in...
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Monday, July 25, 2016 - 11:35
The GenPORT team are proud to announce that the policy briefs are now online. The GenPORT policy brief series is geared to national level policy makers and institutional science leaders in research performing organisations (RPOs) and research funding organisations (RFOs). It consists of twenty-five policy briefs.Twenty of these policy briefs are grouped around five themes:  Recruitment and Promotion, Gender Equality Plans, Gender Dimension in Research Content (RPOs), Gender Dimension in...
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Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 12:20
The annual Gender Equality and Mainstreaming in Technology (GEM-TECH) Awards, a joint ITU/UN Women prize recognizing outstanding efforts in using the power of information and communication technology (ICT) to empower women and girls, are only open for nominations for four more weeks.Companies, government offices, NGOs and individuals are urged to get their nominations in by 23:59 EDT on 31 July.Read more about the nomination process and the prize.- See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/...
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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 13:33
Dear GenPORT colleagues,Horizon 2020 considers gender as a cross-cutting issue and it shall be adequately integrated in research and innovation content at the level of Work Programmes and projects. Applicants to Horizon 2020 calls are encouraged to include the gender dimension in their proposals. The European Commission is continuously looking for experts with gender expertise in all areas of Horizon 2020 calls to evaluate submitted research proposals.To find experts with relevant expertise who...
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