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Higher Education Leading to ENgineering And scientific careers

Objective

Women participation in engineering occupations appears as a key-issue for European economical and technical development, as well as a central achievement towards gender equality and social justice. Many studies have identified gender-mainstreaming measures in engineering education; for example, the WOMENG project (HPSE-CT-2002-00109) has recently highlighted key-moments for action and recommendations. Yet, other studies have confirmed that successfully implementing such measures requires in each case a tailor-made overall approach to take into account the specific cultural and economical context in which they must be implemented. The aim of this project is to provide indications about how to launch such measures and monitor the obtained results. The study will be grounded on empirical research about the implementation of selected gender mainstreaming measures in various pilot institutions of engineering education and research all over Europe, including institutions for continuing education and distance learning. After analysing the existing situation, each institution will choose the measures that seem the most realistic and appropriate to its particular case, while implemented measures will have to privilege a global approach from engineering education institutions. They will be intended at the same time for students, faculty and staff and consider transitions from secondary education to higher education and from higher education to academic and industrial professional spheres.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/gender studies/gender equality

Call for proposal

FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

SIAULIU UNIVERSITETAS
Address
Vilniaus 88
LT-76285 Siauliu
Lithuania
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 129 600
Administrative Contact
Virginija Sidlauskiene (Dr.)

Participants (6)

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 147 000
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Begoña Sánchez (Ms.)
ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE PARIS-SACLAY
France
EU contribution
€ 156 000
Address
4 Avenue Des Sciences
91190 Gif-sur-yvette
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cloé Pinault (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT
Austria
EU contribution
€ 142 160
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 65-67
9020 Klagenfurt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christine Waechter (Prof.)
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 138 933
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Raymond Kent (Dr.)
INSTITUT MIHAJLO PUPIN
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 103 040
Address
Volgina 15
11060 Beograd
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sanja Vranes (Prof.)
EGALITE DES CHANCES DANS LES ETUDESET LA PROFESSION D'INGENIEUR EN EUROPE ASSOCIACION
France
EU contribution
€ 113 700
Address
Boulevard Saint Michel 66
75006 Paris
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Pourrat (Dr.)