Structural changes in research organisations

Gendering in Research: Talk by Evanthia K. Schmidt, Danish Centre for Studies in Research & Research Policy

2017.01.11 | Anne-Mette Pedersen

Date Thu 18 May
Time 11:00 13:00
Location IMC Meeting Room, Jens Chr. Skous Vej 4, Building 1483-312

Denmark has for long been characterised by low levels of public and political attentiveness to the structural and cultural aspects of persistent gender inequalities in academia. Universities and policy-making bodies have primarily relied on gender equality policy measures aimed at individual female researchers instead of targeting the institutions. This talk will describe evidence-based structural change strategies to systematically address gender inequality in science through tailor-made gender-oriented action plans, implemented within research organisations. The gender objectives defined within the European Research Area, i.e. more women in research, more women in leadership positions and the integration of the gender dimension in research content, will be discussed in relation to structural change.​

Associate Professor Evanthia K. Schmidt will present her research on structural changes required to achieve gender equality. This research was developed under EU funded STAGE project (Structural Transformation to Achieve Gender Equality in Science), and the data is therefore collected at Aarhus University and therefore particularly relevant for AU based researchers.


Associate Professor Evanthia K. Schmidt from the Department of Political Science – Danish Centre for Studies in Research & Research Policy at Aarhus University


The Gendering in Research Network provides a platform for gender researchers and students at Aarhus University to discuss, collaborate, and exchange ideas. For further information about the Gendering in Research Network, please contact:



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