Technology education for all genders


On November 5th 2019 CHANGE coordinator Anita Thaler (IFZ Graz), has been invited to a panel discussion to Technisches Museum (technology museum) in Vienna.
The technology museum actively deals with the subject of technology, education and gender. In the museum a "women's gallery", breaks up the male dominant tale of technology history und the newest publication of the series "Blätter für Technikgeschichte" about gender and technology are main activities. In the mentioned publication, Anita Thaler and her colleague Birgit Hofstätter wrote a chapter ("Gelebte Utopie — Mit Transdisziplinarität zu einer Technikbildung für alle?" — "Living utopia — technology education for everybody with a transdisciplinary approach"), looking back to over a decade of....

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Presentation of the CHANGE project at the University of Aveiro


The CHANGE project was presented by the Portuguese team on 30 October. The presentation took place at the Department of Social, Political and Territorial Sciences of the University of Aveiro as part of a seminar of GOVCOPP (Research Unit on Governance, Competitiveness and Public Policies). About 20 people attended the CHANGE presentation, made by Sara Diogo and Zélia Breda.
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Inequality vs inclusiveness in changing academic governance: policies, resistances, opportunities


On the 16th-18th September CHANGE team members Ina Ben-Uri (Israel) and Veronika Mešková (Slovakia) participated in the conference organised by EUMENT-NET Network and the Department of Political Science University of Naples Federico II: "Inequality vs inclusiveness in changing academic governance: policies, resistances, opportunities".
Conference was focused on unconscious bias in transforming academia and strategies how to tackle them. It gave opportunity for experts and practitioners to meet, network and share their experience.
Ina Ben-Uri presented her research on gender perspective of work-family relations among college teachers, providing also information on Israeli particular context. The presentation covered the work — family relations
together with professional self-efficacy field and introduced the research objectives, hypotheses and methodology.
Veronika Mešková presented experience of University of Žilina from GEP implementing in the framework of European H2020 project, obstacles they face in this concrete university environment and partially some of the Employee Satisfaction Survey results related especially to the perception of career progression of female researchers and teachers at the University of Žilina.

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Knowledge Transfer Meeting at Tulane University


On September 10th 2019 Anita Thaler and Jennifer Dahmen-Adkins had the opportunity to meet with colleagues of The Carolyn Barber-Pierre Center for Intercultural Life at Tulane University in New Orleans/USA.
Together they discussed how diversity, equity and inclusion should be integrated parts of social just higher education and research organisations.

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We are all biased!


Today, as part of the tailor-made gender equality plan at the National Institute of Biology — NIB (Slovenia), our CHANGE team organized a training on unconscious bias....
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