Summer School in Madrid

Gender in research in the scientific fields of climate, energy and mobility
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura, UPM Av. Juan de Herrera, 4, 28041 Madrid
  • Postponed
Host institution
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
General Description
  • This Summer School will focus on gender research in cities and planning processes. It will look at the gender dimensions of urban and transportation research, considering in particular gendered-relevant aspects of important crosscutting issues such as climate, energy and ICT at the urban scale.
Who is it for?
  • Researchers in the concerned scientific groups
Learning objectives
  • Gender influences who does research, how and which research questions are identified as important. Which methodologies are chosen, the case studies and data sets used, and the analysis undertaken. For an increasing number of researchers, these considerations are explicit, but for others they remain implicit, or even unconscious.
  • Provide participants with the knowledge and tools necessary to explore how gender affects their existing or proposed research and to understand what it means to integrate a gender perspective into research and what it implies.
  • Regulatory arrangements, tools and methodologies will be built from introducing the concept of gender and developing its complexity, in general, to work on the gender dimensions of urban planning, urban public space, housing, mobility and transport.
  • It will also consider the interrelations of gender, energy and climate change at the urban scale. The aim is that participants can understand how they can incorporate sophisticated gender analysis into their research project.
Selection criteria
  • Proven training specific skills on at least one of the following fields: gender/equality studies, urban/regional planning, transport and mobility, climate change, urban waste management or energy.
  • Currently affiliated to a research or higher-education institution (Phd Students, Post-Doc, Senior Researchers or any kind showing a professional researching career)
  • Proven High Level of English (minimum C1)
Bonus criteria
  • Research experience and/or publications on one of the following fields: urban/regional planning, transport and mobility, urban waste management, climate change and energy.
  • Commitment to gender inclusion in sustainable development

The Gender Equality Academy seeks to ensure gender and language diversity and geographical balance of its training pool.

Application process

Applications are currently closed due to covid-19 outbreak

Selection procedure
  • The selected candidates will be notified personally
  • After the end of the selection process, a general e-mail will be sent to all the applicants