European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY 2011-1, STAGES, Structural Transformation to Achieve Gender Equality in Science (SiS.2011.2.1.1.-1)
Project co-funded by the General Inspectorate for relations with the European Union of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance (IGRUE).
UAIC Research Group on Gender Equality in Science is a multidisciplinary research team set up within the frame of the STAGES project in order to conduct scientific studies and evaluations on Gender Equal Opportunities in Romanian educational and research institutions, particularly at the UAIC (see the main objectives, research group members, research and publications).
Steps towards excellence in science (see the profiles)
Since 2013, "Gender Equality in Science" is a theme for PhD studies at the UAIC. Prof. dr. Doina Balahur, scientific coordinator for PhD in Sociology, announced the topics and the bibliography for 2014 candidates competition. As for 2013, the research will be carried out in cooperation with the FP7 European project STAGES at the UAIC. (more info here).
Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness. Horizon 2020 will be complemented by further measures to complete and further develop the European Research Area by 2014. These measures will aim at breaking down barriers to create a genuine single market for knowledge, research and innovation. Read more about the changes that Horizon 2020 brings to gender equality and structural changes > >
The "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi is the first university in Romania that has set up a centre for research, monitoring and documentation on gender equal opportunities in academia and research, similar to the existing Gender Equality Centres from well-known European and Wide World Universities. The creation of the new organizational structure, named Centrul pentru egalitate de gen in stiinta (Centre for Gender Equality in Science), was decided by the UAIC Management Board on the 24 July 2013. (read more)
UAIC 'Network of Women in Academics and Research', set up within the frame of FP7 STAGES project, is a group of committed women and men academics and researchers from different faculties (Chemistry, Biology, Economics and Business Administration, Geography and Geology, ICT, Mathematics, Physics, Sociology and Social Work) aiming at lobbying and negotiating for the structural transformation and organizational development in order to implement the strategies and practices of gender equality in science at the UAIC. Read here about the network objectives, activities & events and members.
The European Women Researchers Day is conceived to be an annual event taking place simultaneously in different research and higher education institutions around Europe which share a commitment to scientific excellence through gender equality. Its objective is to contribute to the career development of women researchers by increasing their visibility and creating opportunities for exchange and networking at European and international level. The launching of the European Women Researchers Day took place on the 28th March 2014, with events being held at the National Center for Scientific Research, France and the University of “Alexandru Ioan Cuza”, Iasi, Romania. (read more)