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04. november 2013

CfP: 8th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education

In September 2014 the Vienna University of Technology invites researchers, university teachers, administrators, policy makers and practitioners and students to attend the 8th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education.

The conference focuses on three key aspects of gender equality policies in higher education:

1. Reducing vertical and horizontal segregation: We want to discuss the reasons for the enduring underrepresentation of women in STEM and in top positions as well as related successful policies (conceptualisation, implementation, effects). Why is segregation so difficult to overcome? How to address men to increase their share in academic fields where women are the overwhelming majority?

2. Tackling the gendered Organisation: We want to discuss how to develop new working cultures in academia. This includes science as a profession (i.e. promotion of young academics, precarious working conditions, and mobility), reconciliation of science and care (development of reconciliation cultures), institutional practices (recruiting practices, criteria for evaluation and assessments, new public management), norms and values. Why is it so difficult to change seemingly "objective" and gender-neutral practices? And how to deal with resistance?

3. Integrating gender dimensions in teaching curricula, teacher education, research funding and research practice. What are the barriers to consider gender in a comprehensive way? How to adequately communicate gender competence ? How can innovation be driven by considering gender?

We want to emphasize that we understand"gender" in broad terms and explicitly welcome contributions that take into account intersectional and queer perspectives.

We invite proposals for paper presentations, poster presentations and complete panel proposals. Abstracts and panel proposals are to be submitted exclusively through the online application by 15th January 2014.