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Higher Education Leading to ENgineering And scientific careers

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.

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)

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FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 147 000

ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE DE CACHAN

France

EU Contribution

€ 156 000

UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 142 160

LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 138 933

INSTITUT MIHAJLO PUPIN

Serbia

EU Contribution

€ 103 040

EGALITE DES CHANCES DANS LES ETUDESET LA PROFESSION D'INGENIEUR EN EUROPE ASSOCIACION

France

EU Contribution

€ 113 700

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 230376

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2009

  • End date

    30 September 2011

Funded under:

FP7-SIS

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 212 390

  • EU contribution

    € 930 433

Coordinated by:

SIAULIU UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania