Gender dimension in research

Online Training Gender dimension in research: 4 Case Studies from the STEM Field
  • 14 October 2021
  • 09:00-13:00 cet (Brussels time)
  • Bente Knoll
  • Marzia Cescon
Learning objectives
  • Provide an overview on gender dimensions in STEM research
  • Help to understand the concepts of sex and gender and their relevance for research – focusing STEM related topics
  • Sensitize on the importance of including the sex and gender dimension into research projects and designing more gender sensitive projects
Who is it for?
  • Researchers at (STEM related) universities and private companies
  • Research team leaders
  • Research officers / research advisors / people in charge of supporting research projects
  • People in charge of the valorisation /dissemination of research outputs
  • Officers at research and transfer support units at universities
Training Materials





Bente Knoll


Bente Knoll has a background and long-time experience in landscape, spatial and transport planning, mobility research, environmental sciences and engineering, sustainable development, gender equality as well as systemic communication and social media. In addition to her self-employed work, she has worked as a lecturer at various universities in Austria, such as the TUW (University of Technology, Vienna). She has various teaching assignments, holds basic and advanced lectures as well as seminars in Gender Studies and Engineering. In 2010, she published a basic textbook in this topic together with Brigitte Ratzer.

Marzia Cescon


Marzia Cescon is Researcher and Project Manager at Smart Venice, where she is currently mainly involved in the scientific coordination of the CALIPER project, which supports Universities and Research Institutes in the design and implementation of Gender Equality Plans. She is gender trainer and participated in the Train the Trainers programme of the GE Academy project, as well as in the course ``Gender, Women, Peace and Security`` organized by the Human Rights Center of the University of Padova. She holds a Master’s Degree in business administration and a Master Diploma in Global economics and social affairs at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice.