Summer School UPM

GE Academy Summer School coorganised with Technical University of Madrid | Gender in research in the scientific fields of climate, energy and mobility
  • 24-28 May 2021

Gender in research in the scientific fields of climate, energy and mobility

Course description

This online 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.

Gender affects 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.

This online summer school aims to 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.

During 4 days, keynote talks, seminars, debates and work on real cases will be carried out in order to actively involve the participants, fostering an exchange of knowledge and experiences. The purpose is to create the basis to apply in a practical way what has been learned.

Learning objectives
  • Acquire basic knowledge on state of the art on gender in these scientific fields.
  • Familiarise on how gender can be incorporated in research projects in the scientific fields concerned.
  • Build capacity in designing and implementing research projects taking gender into account in these fields.
  • Support participants in working on concrete research projects or ideas to get a sense of what really means in practice.
  • Facilitate interaction between researchers in these scientific fields.
  • Provide examples of pitfalls and good practices to overcome them.
Who is it for?
  • Researchers in the concerned scientific groups
Further information
  • As seats are not unlimited, priority will be given to candidates corresponding to the target groups (please, check out "Who is it for?") and those residing in the EU Member States and Associated countries. Following your registration, an e-mail of confirmation of participation will be sent. Thank you for your understanding.
  • Maximum number of participants: 24
  • Please be aware that all GE Academy trainings will be recorded for internal reasons. In case of publishing only the trainer's input will be published. Statements and contributions of participants will not be disclosed in published recordings/videos
Selection criteria

Minimim criteria

  • Proven educational background 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

  • Please explain your research experience in one or more of the following fields: urban/regional planning, transport and mobility, urban waste management, climate change and energy (maximum 300 words). Please, include a list with your most relevant publication in these areas (5 maximum)
  • Please indicate the way your work and research promote gender equality in sustainable development? (maximum 300 words)
  • The Gender Equality Academy seeks to ensure gender and language diversity and geographical balance of its training pool.
Application deadline: 17 April 2021

Applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application by 23 April 2021.

Provisional agenda