Published on 2016-01-18 10:20
The second FESTA newsletter has been published. Read it here:
Published on 2015-08-28 12:36
The FESTA project is well on its way. We have reach the level where we have some results that we hope you will find inspiring.   Read the first FESTA newsletter here.
Published on 2015-07-01 13:16
The Gender Summit in Europe will in 2015 be held in Berlin, Germany. The theme is "Mastering gender in research performance, contexts, and outcomes" It starts the 6th of November 2015 and Nina Almgren, Tatiana Arrigoni and Eva Lübke from the FESTA project will be speaking at the conference.
Published on 2015-07-01 13:03
The 16-17 September 2015 the Women Empowerment Forum "For Business Women in the Top Management" will be held in Brussels. The themes will be: Women in Corporate Leadership – Is there ambition in the Corporate Culture ? Leaders of today bring forward the leaders of tomorrow Empowering Women through Inclusion Economic and Social Aspects of Empowered Women Learn more at the website:
Published on 2015-03-19 11:34
The observations on gender equality of this report aim to investigate the Swedish Research Council’s evaluation process from a gender equality perspective and to identify particular points where improvements can be made. The authors shed light on the various elements of the process and follow up its development since the previous observation report. The study shows that the Swedish Research Council has implemented a number of effective measures and has improved the evaluation process from...
Published on 2014-12-05 09:48
The sister project of FESTA, GENIS LAB, will end with December 31st, 2014. During the four ambitious project years the project partners got a lot of results. These results will be presented at the final conference in Dresden, Germany the 12th of December, 2014. The aim of GENIS LAB is to promote organizational change in six European research centres. Read more about the conference at:
Published on 2014-11-26 10:35
The Garcia project began in early 2014. It is a collaboration between seven universities and research organisations: University of Trento, Université catholique de Louvain, Radboud University Nijmegen, University of Iceland, University of Lausanne, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts and Joanneum Research Forschungsgesel. Gender equality and gender dimension in research are now priorities of the European Union Horizon2020 Framework Programme. The GARCIA project...
Published on 2014-07-31 13:59
One of FESTAs objectives is to improve meeting cultures. This means to minimize the negative effects of gendered interactional patterns by structuring formal and informal meetings in ways that are based on collaboration and negotiation rather than traditional academic positioning. This way, all interactants – and especially women, considering their relative disadvantageous present representation – will obtain a more equally distributed share of consideration and appreciation for...
Published on 2014-07-29 10:46
The present material gives a collected overview of the gender profile of the scientific personnel at the Faculty of Science, University of Southern Denmark based on the years 2010, 2011 and 2012. In two instances, data from 2013 have also been included. The material focuses on comparisons between men and women’s performance, representation and relative share across the span of five scientific career levels – PhD, post doc, assistant professor, associate professor and professor. The...
Published on 2014-05-20 10:43
Academic excellence seems to be a universal and gender neutral standard that is the base of the principle of meritocracy in science. However previous studies have already exposed this principle as myth and see in it a central mechanism how gender inequality is reproduced in academia. With this report FESTA wants to examine how academic excellence is constructed at the micro-level in the universities and research organizations – that is in appointment processes for professorships. The...


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