Digital learning programme in two cycles coming up in 2020.
Opening date
  • 1 June 2020
  • 8 weeks/3 hours per week attendance per participant
General Description

Join the Distributed Open Collaborative Course of the Gender Equality Academy in its highly interactive formats. Take the chance to learn from and exchange with experts and peers via an online e-learning platform.


Gender Equality in research and innovation: the journey towards Institutional Change

Who is it for?
  • Human resource officers
  • Researchers
  • Gender equality officers / focal persons; Equality / diversity officers
  • Middle managers aiming to start the path towards institutional change
  • Gender experts and trainers, organizational change consultants working with and for research organizations
Learning objectives
  • Identify the main issues and problems at stake as far as gender inequalities in research, higher education and innovation are concerned
  • Know about the main EU policy frameworks and priorities to promote gender equality in research and innovation
  • Use a multiplicity of arguments to engage and advocate on gender equality in research
  • Understand the institutional change concept and the steps to foster it by designing, implementing and monitoring Gender Equality Plans
  • Become aware of actions and measures which have been implemented by Research Organisations across Europe and beyond to promote gender equality
  • Know how to integrate gender in the content and methodological choices of scientific research across a variety of disciplines learning from researchers themselves presenting their research projects
  • Comprehend the concept of intersectionality and use it to promote inclusive institutional change and excellent research
  • Recognize the interlinkages between promoting gender equality in scientific research and broader innovation
Course features
  • Free-browsing course curriculum divided in 6 modules
  • Course moderation during 8 weeks (1° of June – 26° of July)
  • Quizzes and assignment to monitor you learning
  • Live webinars
  • Blog space and forum for peer-to-peer exchanges and networking
  • Live Q&A with experts
  • Certificate of attendance

Course outline

In collaboration with

Get to know the experts

Maxime Forest

Yellow Window, Gender Expert and Trainer, Research Associate and lecturer at Sciences Po Paris

Mieke Verloo

Radboud University Nijmegen, Professor in Comparative Politics and Inequality Issues

Lorena Pajares

Complutense University of Madrid, Gender expert and consultant

Sara Clavero

Technical University of Dublin, Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Viviana Meschitti

University of Huddersfield, Senior Lecturer in Management

Vera Regitz-Zagrosek

Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Senior Professor Medicine department

Sabrina Marchetti

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Associate Professor in Sociology

Nathalie Wuiame

Yellow Window, Gender Expert and Trainer, Managing director of CESEP scrl

Mintautė Jurkutė

Office of the Equal Opportunities, Head of Communication Division

Mary Kinahan

Technical University of Dublin, lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management

Marina Cacace

Knowledge & Innovation, Senior project manager and researcher

Maria Sangiuliano

Smart Venice srl, CEO and Co-founder

Maria Chiara Leva

Technical University of Dublin, lecturer in the College of Environmental Health

Margreet van der Burg

Wageningen University & Research, Senior lecturer/ researcher in gender studies

Luciano d’Andrea

Knowledge & Innovation, Senior researcher

Jeff Hearn

Hanken School of Economics, Finland Professor Emeritus; Örebro University, Sweden Senior Professor, Gender Studies

Inès Novella

Technical University of Madrid, Researcher at UNESCO Chair on Gender in STI

Fulvia Signani

University of Ferrara, Vice Director University Center for Studies on Gender Medicine – Department of Medicine

Flavia Franconi

University Center of Studies on Gender Medicine University of Ferrara, Consulting Member GMC

Claudia Canali

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Associate Professor Engineering department

Claude Draude

University of Kassel, Gender/Diversity in Informatics Systems (GeDIS), Director at the Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG)

Bente Knoll

Büro für nachhaltige Kompetenz B-NK GmbH, Managing director Technical University of Vienna, lecturer

Beatrice Beck Schimmer

University of Zurich, Vice President Medicine Zurich

Anne Laure Humbert

Oxford Brookes University Director - Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice

Amaia Lusa Garcia

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Professor of the Department of Business Organization

Linda Marie Rustad

Kilden, Director, Editor in Chief for Kilden’s independent news magazine

Torunn Tryggestad

PRIO, Deputy Director, Director of PRIO Centre on Gender, Peace and Security Oslo Area

Trine Rogg Korsvik

Kilden, Senior Adviser