Gender and Science Blog

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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 10:57
EW YORK - September 24, 2014 - The New York Academy of Sciences today announces a 3-year, $2 million Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action to target and accelerate the STEM workforce of tomorrow by developing the world's most valuable resource - its women.The goal of 1000 Girls - 1000 Futures is to provide a pipeline for women professionals in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). 1000 Girls - 1000 Futures is part of the New York Academy...
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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 09:44
In the run-up to the May 2015 elections, Women on Boards UK is asking each of the political parties to commit to setting mandatory targets for the gender composition of Public Sector boards.Women on Boards is ‘delighted that our campaign is supported by the Fawcett Society, the Centre for Women and Democracy and the Equality and Diversity Forum’.It also has cross-party endorsement from Mary Macleod MP (Con), Gloria de Piero MP (Lab) and Jo Swinson MP (Lib Dem).
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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 09:41
The Equality and Diversity Forum, UK, has announced that, as part of the Beyond 2015: shaping the future of equality, human rights and social justice project it is calling for contributions to a new online portal within the EDF website.The portal will be launched in February 2015. Contributions may be submitted by email to info@edf.org.uk fully proofed and referenced before Friday 20 February 2015. Depending on resources, the EDF will consider issuing a second call for online material with...
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 16:19
"The Institution of Engineering and Technology found that parents of girls are significantly less interested than parents of boys in engineering as a future career choice for their children."Read the full article in the Telegraph
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 15:35
Scientist Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington says she plans to use a €70,000 award ordered by the Equality Tribunal to help five other female academics who claim to have been passed over for promotion by NUI Galway (NUIG).Read the full article here.
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 15:22
As the EU Member States and the European Commission are hard at work reviewing the European Research Area (ERA) policy and defining a new ‘ERA Roadmap’, it's time to take a new approach, writes Miguel Seabra.Miguel Seabra talks about the European Research Area and its objectives, including reference to how gender equality and the gender dimension fit in.Professor Miguel Seabra is President of Science Europe, an association of European research funding and performing...
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