Gender and Science Blog

Friday, May 6, 2016 - 11:44
Next in our video interview series, we have Sanne Peters who is a Research Fellow in Epidemiology at University of Oxford (UK). Sanne Peters will give a short introduction why a gender dimension is important in the field of Epidemiology and how it is best incorporated in concrete research. Her main field of interest is how risk factors of cardiovascular disease differ between women and men. The discovery that diabetes appears to affect women and men differently for example, depends on...
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Friday, April 29, 2016 - 14:24
There are many kinds of statistics that relate to gender in and around science, technology and innovation. But before going through some of the useful sources, some words of caution are necessary. Some scientists and policy-makers may give the impression that if there are numbers involved than that is better than if there are not – but numbers do not in themselves equal truth. Indeed just because there is a way of measuring something does not mean that that the measures are relevant,...
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Friday, April 29, 2016 - 09:47
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 18:23
In this interview Prof. Dr. Martina Schraudner explains how technical innovations are more successful when including a gender diversity perspective. She highlights the advantages of taking into account women’s needs in the design of innovations and also the benefits of gender diversity in working teams.  Prof. Dr. Martina Schraudner is Head of Frauenhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation, and Professor for Gender and Diversity in Organisations at TU Berlin (...
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 10:40
Gender Equality Network in the European Research Area
The European project GENERA aims to help research performing and research funding organisations to create and implement gender equality plans (GEP). We, as the consortium, are convinced that this effort is necessary in order to support actions for the promotion of careers of female researchers.  It is a fact that all gender statistics illustrate that women are underrepresented in the entire domain of Research, Technology, Innovation and Physics. Therefore it has been decided to describe...
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Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 13:11
This weeks’ video interview features Arn Sauer who is currently Research Officer for Gender Equality & Gender Mainstreaming at Environmental Federal Agency, Germany.  He will be talking about the process at the Environmental Federal Agency of Germay to incorporate gender mainstreaming into their organisation.  It’s an insider view on how to make gender mainstreaming effective and deal with the most common misconceptions about gender equality. Any comments or...
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Friday, April 8, 2016 - 10:33
 Engendering Habitat III Facing the Global Challenges in Cities, Climate Change and Transport, 5th and 6th October, 2016  Madrid. The International Conference ‘Engendering Habitat III’ engages with contemporary challenges to the urban environment, with specific reference to their gender dimensions and the promotion of gender equality. It will contribute to the participatory processes leading up to the New Urban Agenda, to the urgent measures to reduce global warming, and...
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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 10:18
The European Commission has finally released the new edition of the eagerly awaited She Figures 2015 report. This publication is the fifth edition of the She Figures series –released every three years since 2003– which aims to monitor the level of progress made towards gender equality in research and innovation in the European Union. It analyzes comparable statistics on women and men amongst PhD graduates, researchers and decision-makers, and data on differences in working...
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 14:23
How do sex and gender affect disease prevention? To what extent does medical research and practice take into account a gender dimension? Why is a gender perspective potentially even a life saving issue in Medicine? Watch Dr. Ineke Klinge answer these questions in the following video.Dr. Ineke Klinge is a professor of Gender Medicine at Institute of Gender in Medicine (GiM)-Charité in Berlin. She also chairs the Horizon 2020 Advisory Group on Gender at the European Commission. She has a long...
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Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 12:36
Rosalind Franklin portrait by Jennifer Mondfrans
We want to celebrate International Women’s Day (8 March 2016) with a tribute to the outstanding work of Rosalind Franklin – who serves as a further example of past and present struggle towards gender equality in science.Rosalind Franklin discovered the X-ray diffraction image of DNA, a key technique that lead to the discovery of the DNA double helix later on. In addition, she did pioneering work on the molecular structure of viruses, coal and graphite. She managed to realize these...
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