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Final Report - UNICAFE (Survey of the University Career of Female Scientists at Life Sciences versus Technical Universities)

Project ID: 36695
Funded under: FP6-SOCIETY


Women face great difficulties in developing professional careers in equal opportunities to those of men in these sectors, especially regarding their proportion and representation at the higher levels of the hierarchical ladder. The mission of the UNICAFE project was to provide new knowledge and information about gendered career paths and career choices in science and to promote gender equality in science and HES in Europe.

The final report reveals how the project opened up new perspectives for further in-depth work in the field by mapping the situation of female researchers in engineering and life sciences in seven universities in six countries of Europe, with special regard to gender differences in research careers, critical areas where women are underrepresented, leading university positions, access to funding, mobility and work-life balance.

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