Gender Equality

UCM PhD programmes and training on Gender Equality

UCM projects on equality

SUPERA Supporting the Promotion of Equality in Research and Academia (H2020)

UCM is the coordinator of the SUPERA project, which main aim is to implement 6 fully-fledged Gender Equality Plans to articulate a structural understanding of gender inequalities, stereotypes and biases in research as a cross-cutting issue to tackle in their complex, multi-layered dimensions and the inclusion of a gender perspective in research and academia, with a holistic set of measures addressing the above-mentioned objectives of the European Commission’s strategy:1) Building gender sensitive career management and workplaces; 2)Transforming decision-making towards accountability, transparency and inclusiveness; 3)achieving excellence through strengthening the gender dimension in research and knowledge transfer.

UCM is member of the Consortium implementing the GENOVATE project under Fp7. GENOVATE is an action-research project based on the implementation of Gender Equality Action Plans (GEAPs) in six European universities. It brings together a consortium with diverse experience with gender equality mainstreaming approaches, with varying institutional and disciplinary backgrounds and located in different national contexts. All, however, share common challenges for women engaged in research and all have identified three common areas for intervention: (i) recruitment, progression and research support; (ii) working environment, work-life balance and institutional culture, and finally, (iii) the increasingly important domain of standards and diversity in research excellence and innovation.