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8th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education

Tuesday 2 - Friday 5 September 2014
Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Tuesday 2 September

15:00 - 19:00Registration
20:00Stage Play

Wednesday 3 September

09:00 - 10:30

Parallel Sessions

Gender Didactics

Chair: Sigrid Schmitz
Rapporteur: Veronica Lion

Margarete Maurer: Progress & perspectives of Gender Studies in Science & Engineering. Curricula: For what, for whom, how, & with which aims & perspectives, challenges, risks, & chances do we teach Gender Studies in S & T?
Lisa Mense, Eva Wegrzyn: Frustrating, but fruitful frictions
Bettina Jansen-Schulz: Genderintegrated Higher Education Didactic

Family and Career

Chair: Marita Haas
Rapporteur: Martina Hartner-Tiefenthaler

Isabella Buber-Ennser: Childbearing ideals and intentions of female researchers
Susann Kunadt: Family Friendliness at Higher Education Institutions. About the effectiveness of strategies and measures for the reconciliation of science and care
Marta Vohlídalová: Once children come, it puts sand in the wheels of career opportunities
Florian Holzinger: Fathers on parental leave in greedy organizations

Recruitment Policies
Chair: Karin Gutiérrez-Lobos
Rapporteur: Kirstin Eckstein

Pat O’Connor, Clare O’Hagan : Excellence into Managerialism: Will it go?
Susanne Achterberg, Jennifer Dahmen: How much gender equality policies fit into the university? – A case study from Germany
Mathias Wullum Nielsen: Limits to meritocracy? Recruitment and selection processes in academia
Yves Jeanrenaud: Genderation BeSt - Investigation of gender-neutral and gender-sensitive academic recruiting strategies

Explorations & Interventions in Work-Life-Balance and Academic Working Cultures
Chair: Barbara Hey
Rapporteur: Evangeline Adler-Klausner

T. Paulitz, S. Kink, B. Prietl: How to tackle methodologically implicit gender norms in academic working cultures? Challenges for Gender Studies in Higher Education
R. Ortlieb, S. Weiss: Work-life-Balance and career aspirations of junior faculty members
T. Paulitz, M. Goisauf, S. Zapusek: Gendered relations of work and life in academia: Findings from a qualitative study at the University of Graz
B. Hey: Reflecting a research-based intervention in academic work-life-balance

Gender Studies in Engineering and Planning Faculties. Spotlights from Austria, Germany and Netherlands
Chair: Doris Damyanovic, Bente Knoll
Rapporteur: Alaleh Fadai

Bente Knoll: Gender Studies at Engineering Faculties in Austria
Doris Damyanovic and Britta Fuchs: Gender Studies in Planning Processes – examples from Austria
Petra Hirschler and Gesa Witthöft: Gender Studies in Spatial Planning
Dörte Kuhlmann: Gender Mainstreaming in Architecture/ Architectural Education – What’s Wrong with the Fountainhead?

Gender-sensitive teaching at school - a basis for a sucessful college career?
Chair: Angela Wroblewski
Rapporteur: Dagmara Seta

Ilse Bartosch:STEM Gender Bias in Austria - the result of a segregated Educational Schooling System and an exclusive masculine STEM Culture?
Lorenz Lassnigg, Petra Wejwar: Quantitative Information about sex and gender issues in the Austrian National Education Report - overview and assessment
Maria Ettl: Gendersensitive education on everyday-classroom-practices - a reflcetion of ten years experience

Women’s Participation in Turkish Higher Education (Workshop)

Chair: Gülsün Sağlamer
Rapporteur: Nina Fritsch

Gülsün Sağlamer: Comparative Analysis of Quantitative Data on Gender Equality in Higher Education
Hülya Caglayan: Assessment of Qualitative Data on Gender Equality in Higher Education: Online Questionnaires and In- Depth Interviews
Mine G. Tan: Conclusions, Recommendations and Gap Analysis between Turkey and other European countries

10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30Welcome & Opening Session
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn
Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek
Elmar Pichl
Sabine Seidler
Liisa Husu


Loukas Balafoutas

Chair: Brigitte Ratzer
12:30 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 15:00

Parallel Sessions

Gender Didactics

Chair: Ulrike Alker
Rapporteur: Ursula Weilenmann

Angelika Schmidt, Regine Bendl, Monika Heinrich: Constructivist didactics, gender and diversity and complexity management: What gender and diversity oriented didactics do we need to increase the employability and qualifications of business studies’ bachelor graduates in Austria?
Liria Veronesi: Exploring genderization of math as a way to reduce gender stereotypes
Elisabeth Anna Günther: Subtle modes of exclusion. Lecturers’ image of the ideal STEM student

Early Career

Chair: Andrea Braidt
Rapporteur: Melanie Letschnig

Nadine Kegen: Unveiling clique integration of female and male top level researchers
Anja Zwingenberger: Admission Test in the First Year: Empirical Evidence from a European Business School
Sarah Oberkrome: Gender Inequality during the Doctoral Phase – The Influence of Bourdieu’s Capital Forms
Ilona Horwath, Nicole Kronberger: Impact of social discomfort and academic self-doubt at high performance levels

Recruitment Policies
Chair: Anna Steiger
Rapporteur: Kerstin Jagsits

Ylva Fältholm: Gender aware recruitment in academia – the case of Luleå University of Technology
Nina Steinweg: Obstacles to the recruitment of female scientists for leading positions? – Theory and reality of recruiting policies aimed at increasing the number of female scientists in non-university research institutions in Germany
Helen Peterson: Finding the Right Woman for the Job? A Study of Vice Chancellor Recruitment Policies and Practices in Swedish Higher Education

Integrating mentoring into academic HR management / staff development: potential and pitfalls for gender equality
Chair: Helene Füger, Julia Grünenfelder, D. Höppel
Rapporteur: Beate Treml

Ella Ghosh

Martina Schmohr: One step further – mentoring as integral part of academic staff development
Philipp Dubach: Career development of former mentees at Swiss universities – implications for mentoring programs and gender equality policies at universities
Audrey Mouton, Rebekka Steiner: Evaluating the impact of a women only mentoring program in a context of an increased offer of structured doctoral programs

Creating Gender Equal Workplaces in Academia – Different Approaches for a Common Goal. Examples from 4 European Projects
Chair: Jennifer Dahmen, Sarah Barnard
Rapporteur: Ursula Offenberger

S. Barnard, B. Bagilhole, A. Dainty and T. Hassan: The gendered experience and impact of academic culture in the UK, reporting from the GenderTIME project
A. Pépin, E. Drew, V. Šidlauskienė, A. Lipinsky: Fostering Gender Equality in Research Institutions through Transformational-Gender Action Plans (INTEGER project)
A. Wolffram: Gender Implications of Perceptions of Excellence at European Universities: Experiences from the FESTA-Project
U. Archibong and N. Karodia: GENOVATE - Transforming Organisational Culture for Gender Equality in Research and Innovation

Academics without borders? (Workshop)

Rapporteur: Dagmara Seta

Åsa-Karin Engstrand
Stina Backman

15:00 - 15:30Coffee Break
15:30 - 17:00

Poster Sessions


Chair: Birgit Buchinger
Rapporteur: Angelika Striedinger

Marjan Van Aerschot: Gender action plan KU Leuven: towards a cultural shift through integrated gender policy
Barbara Ehrenstorfer: Women in Academia at the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria: Impressions, Developments and Perspectives
Meike Hilgemann: Gender Equality in the Gendered Institution of the German University: Female and Male Experiences, Oppositions and Contradictions on the Road to a Professorship
Alexandra Krüner: Evolution of guidelines for successful and sustainable female employees retention by gender management in companies of the German steel industry
Nicole Sagmeister: Strategies for achieving acceptance of gender mainstreaming at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien
Margarethe Hochleitner: How to get gender into Medical Universities
Margarethe Hochleitner: How can we support women’s careers in medicine?
Marion Habersack: Scientific Proficiency in the framework of Medical University Admission Tests
Alexandra Brazinova: Gender equality strategy at Trnava University

Chair: Regine Bendl
Rapporteur: Lisa Scheer

Karolina Lendák-Kabók: The road to success for Hungarian women in the Serbian higher education system
Doris Kiendl-Wendner: Training and Mentoring programmes to enhance gender equality and women empowerment in higher education institutions: An example of Latin American countries in the EQUALITY project
Silvana Badaloni: Segregation in Gender Education: New and Old Behaviors.
Orsolya Kereszty: Gender Inequality and Social Science Careers – a snapshot from Hungary
Felizitas Sagebiel: Academic Women Leaders in STEM and their Potentials as Change Agents of Segregation
Yvette Huet: Growing Careers for Women and Minority Faculty: Mentoring at Multiple Career Stages.
Inma Pastor: How to manage gender equality in HEI. A case study of 18 universities of Latin America
Anja Vervoorts: Precarious Working Conditions: Does Gender Really matter?
Gabriela Obexer-Ruff, Yvonne Jänchen: The two Swiss National Equal Opportunity at Universities and Universities of applied Sciences Programs 2013-2016
Lorenza Perini: Gender Based Segregation in Education: New and Old Behaviors

Presentation and Discussion
Ines Novella

genderSTE – introduction to a European network of policy makers and experts

17:00 - 18:30

Parallel Sessions

Research Funding

Chair: Sabine Haubenwallner
Rapporteur: Nicole Schaffer

Barbara Hartung: Evaluation of Gender research in Lower Saxony
Inger Jonsson: Success rates in research funding – gender and networking? A case study of a Swedish research council
Anne Pépin: The “Défi Genre” (Gender Challenge Program) at CNRS
Helene Schiffbänker/Peter van den Besselaar: Gendered dimensions in ERC grant selection

Early Career

Chair: Wolfgang Meixner
Rapporteur: Kerstin Jagsits

Martina Schraudner, Angelika Trübswetter: Learning from Scenarios and Role Models about Career Paths in Science
Brigitte Bönisch-Brednich: Gendered Mobility: the twists and turns of academic migration
Petra Wejwar, Angelica Grabher: Gendered career aspirations and the impact on transition to PhD programmes

International Perspectives

Chair: Friedrich Faulhammer
Rapporteur: Nicole Sagmeister

Emidia Vagnoni: Gender Equality and Governance: an Explorative Study of Italian Universities
Hilary Winchester: Gender equality in academia: a critical reflection
Julie Cwikla: Building a Critical Mass of Women in Science: Four Gulf Coast Institutions Partner

Challenging the leaky pipeline in faculties of medicine and Life sciences – action plans and strategies in Swiss universities

Chair: Stefanie Brander, Elisabeth Maurer
Rapporteur: Ursula Offenberger

Frauke Müller: Promoting the academic career of female researchers and clinicians at the University of Geneva Medical Faculty
Beatrice Beck Schimmer: Can we fill the gap?
Winship Herr: How to set gender equity on a faculty’s agenda: the action plan AGIR pour l’égalité at the Lausanne faculty of biology and medicine
Sibil Tschudin: Which is the most efficient strategy? Experiences with mentoring and part-time work during the last decade at the Basel faculty of medicine

Gendered careers in managerial universities: Challenges for theory and equality policy

Chair: Angela Wroblewski
Rapporteur: Anna Palienko

Elisabeth Berg, Jim Barry, John Chandler: Gender and Management in Academe: ‘Open highways, Blind alleys and Dangerous bends’
Ilse Costas, Céline Camus and Stephanie Michalczyk: Gender Effects of New Public Management on Subjectification: A Qualitative Analysis of German and French Academics
Johanna Hofbauer, Katharina Kreissl, Birgit Sauer, Angelika Striedinger: Institutional complexity and careers. Gender challenges in Austrian universities

Gender equality management in higher education in Germany: Results of the Research Project EQUISTU- Equality Implementation Standards for Universities

Chair: Melanie Roski
Rapporteur: Kirstin Eckstein

Ingrid Schacherl: Innovations on equal treatment in controlling systems
Melanie Roski: The modernization of Universities – Effects on the Work of Equal Opportunities Commissioners in German Universities
Birgit Erbe: Engendering the financing of universities. Central findings for Germany from the research project “EQUISTU - Equality Implementation Standards for Universities”
Annemarie Mlakar: The effects of gender equality management in higher education institutions (HEI) – The Implementation of a Gender& Diversity Controlling

20:00Reception at Town Hall

Thursday 4 September

09:00 - 10:30
Parallel Sessions

Gender Didactics

Chair: Katrin Lasthofer
Rapporteur: Evangeline Adler-Klausner

Sabine Ludwig: A systematic approach to integrate gender and sex-related perspectives and dimensions during the planning and implementation phase of an outcome-based medical curriculum
Anina Mischau, Bettina Langfeldt: Gender Competence in Mathematics Teacher Training: Course Concept and Experiences
Eszter Zsófia Tóth: “My work, my family, my car” – using individual life experiences of women during the socialist period
Mary Ann Danowitz: Becoming a Gender Scholar: A Case of an Innovative PhD Program

Early Career

Chair: Sabine Schindler
Rapporteur: Beate Treml

Marita Haas: Caught between Restrictions and Freedom at a Technical University – The Case of Sonja B.
Anita Thaler, Birgit Hofstätter: Promoting women researchers’ careers. An evaluation of measures in life sciences and ICT
Katerina Cidlinska: Attrition from science – not only personnel free choice, even in Czech Republic
Kate Quinn Winter: Exploring the role of gender in the experiences, perceptions, and career intentions of future medical faculty

International Perspectives

Chair: Lars Jalmert
Rapporteur: Nina Fräser

Rachelle Heller, Dusanka Janezic, Ivana Ulcic: The Status of Women in Slovenia Science
Inma Pastor: Usefulness, difficulties and risks in gender plans of European and Latin American Higher Education Institutions
Eleanor Ramsay, Judy McGregor, Di McCarthy: New Zealand’s experiment: a national and trans-sectoral approach to closing the academic gender gap through cumulative cultural change


Chair: Bente Knoll
Rapporteur: Carina Karner

Laura Ravazzini: Impact of Gender Politics on Female Labour Force Participation and Sex Segregation in STEM and Academic Professions
Lisa Scheer: Balancing the imbalance – can sport sciences learn from STEM?
Jennifer Niegel: Reducing Vertical and Horizontal Segregation in Higher Education – Academic Career Paths Experiences of STEM Professors in Germany

Cultural change in academia: starting points, challenges and success factors

Moderation: Liisa Husu
Rapporteur: Anna Palienko

Jennifer De Vries: Chasing our tails: First mentoring, now sponsorship, what next?
Heike Kahlert: The Attractiveness of an Academic Curriculum Vitae or: Gatekeepers as Agents of Stability and/or Change in the Organisational Culture of Academia
Angela Wroblewski: Cultural change – a neglected goal in equality policies in academia?
Julia Grünenfelder: A review of literature on workload and work-life balance: implications for academia

Deconstructivist understandings of gender in STEM: research-led approaches to critical literacy

Chair: Sigrid Schmitz
Rapporteur: Nicole Schaffer

Sigrid Schmitz: Breaking up Nature/Culture Dichotomies: Chances and Challenges of the Epigenetic Case
Corinna Bath: Gender studies for engineering students: Disciplinary cultures and institutional settings
Waltraud Ernst: Shifting Norms of Gender in Higher Education in Science and Engineering
Petra Lucht: Inquiry-based learning projects on gender in STEM
Baerbel Mauss: Gender Studies for STEM students – GENDER PRO MINT at TU Berlin
Kerstin Palm: The role of science history for changing the self-image of science

10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30Keynote
Elizabeth Pollitzer

Chair: Lars Jalmert
12:30 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 15:00
Panel Discussion

Gender Matters in Research Funding

Moderation: Oliver Lehmann

Lise Christensen, Sabine Haubenwallner, Sabine Mayer, Maya Widmer, Alison Woodward

13:30 - 15:00Guided Tour
15:00 - 15:30Coffee Break
15:30 - 17:00

Poster Sessions


Chair: Elisabeth Günther
Rapporteur: Lisa Scheer

Idoia Muñoz: Communication Strategy in International R&D Projects: Integrating Gender Dimensions
Eva Álvarez: Building the gap between gender knowledge production and gender knowledge use: ‘Learning to Tweet’ experience
Miriam Damrow: Perceptions of Gender Equality from the inside
Elke Szalai: Intellectual Capital Report a tool to support gender issues in teachers training on the PH Burgenland
Rosario López Giménez: Integrating of Gender in Medical Education. A proposal from School of Medicine of Autonomus University of Madrid
Mario Conci: “The FESTA project at school”: a pilot study on students’ perception about gender and mathematics
Ilenia Picardi: Transforming academic culture for gender equality in research and innovation: the UNINA’s case study
Stefanie Leinfellner: Dual career families searching for keys to balance life and academic work – A case study at German universities
Yuwei Lin, Manuela Schmidt: A Gender-Informed Curriculum for Teaching Volunteered Geographic Information


Chair: Katrin Lasthofer
Rapporteur: Katharina Kreissl

Marion Habersack: Gender Gap in Medical University Admission Test
Claudia von der Linden: Strengthening committee work to support effective decision making by providing trainings and networking for members and chairpersons of university committees
Anne Pépin: GENDER-NET: Promoting gender equality in research institutions and the integration of the gender dimension in research
Katerina Cidlinska: Mentoring program for secondary school female students with an interest in technical and natural sciences
Jörg Müller: GenPORT – An Internet Portal for sharing knowledge and inspiring collaborate action on gender and science
Margarethe Hochleitner: Women doctors at Innsbruck Medical University, Austria. Does affirmative action for women help to break the glass ceiling?
Marion Habersack: Situational Judgment Test as an additional tool in a medical admission test
Angelika Hoffer-Pober: Mentoring in Higher Education: Medical Career Development as part of a gender-equal human resources development International Conference Mentoring in the Medical Sciences – a working group of Forum Mentoring e.V.
Anne Pépin: Project INTEGER: Driving Research Excellence through Transformational Gender Action Plans
Inés Novella: genderSTE – Gender in Science, Technology, Environment

17:00 - 18:30

Parallel Sessions

Gender Content in Disciplines

Chair: Kerstin Palm
Rapporteur: Carina Karner

Heidi Siller: Gender in Research: An Example drawn from Research on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Elvira Scheich: Crossing gender equality policy with feminist science studies – The case of the Berlin/Uppsala summer school for women physicists
Ana-Maria Simionovici: On a century of the invisible
Sybille Reidl: The challenges and potentials of gendered innovation projects: an interdisciplinary perspective

Working Conditions

Chair: Jennifer de Vries
Rapporteur: Celine Camus

Andrea Löther: Gender aspects of precarious working conditions in German universities and research institutions
Daniela Zanini-Freitag: „Science“ as profession. Shedding more light on working conditions and career perspectives of third party funded researchers vs. university positions
Karen Stout: Understanding (Under) Representation in a University Shared Governance System: Building the Future of an Equitable Institution

A Swedish Smorgasbord of Gender Equality Projects in Higher Education: a Review of a Major Governmental Initiative (Workshop)

Rapporteur: Veronica Lion

Stina Backman

Fredrik Bondestam

Liisa Husu

Alexandra Sjöstrand

Strategies for Institutional Change: A Dialogue Across Universities, National Contexts, and Sites of Intervention

Chair: Donald Hall
Rapporteur: Angelika Striedinger

Dirk Schulz: Demanding and In Demand: A Centre for Gender and Queer Studies and Its Consequences
Britt Dahmen: The Power of Gender Equality Players in Times of Changing Universities
Donald Hall: Creating Change: Administrative Strategies in the American University Context
Diane Hyland: Interdisciplinary Mentoring to Build Community Beyond Academic Departments and Retain Women STEM Faculty

Gender Equality Indicators

Chair: Andrea Leitner
Rapporteur: Nicole Sagmeister

Mathias Wullum Nielsen: Gender consequences of the Danish Bibliometric Indicator: New pieces in an old puzzle
Angela Genova, Barbara De Micheli: Gender Budgeting: pilot experiences to make structural changes in scientific organisations in Europe
Kirstin Eckstein: From Gender Reports to Gender Budgeting – On the Way with Meaningful Gender Equality Indicators
20:00Conference Dinner

Friday 5 September

09:00 - 10:30
Parallel Sessions

Senior Career

Chair: Anita Thaler
Rapporteur: Celine Camus

Hebe Gunnes, Agnete Vabø: The adjunct professor (professor II) position in Norwegian higher education institutions – a strategic mean to obtain gender balance?
Jenny Neale, Kate White: Working from the margins: an atypical approach to becoming senior women academics in Australasia
Bettina Langfeldt, Anina Mischau: Change and persistence of influential factors on gender disparities in the occupational career of mathematicians and physicists in Germany

Change Processes

Chair: Roswitha Hofmann
Rapporteur: Waltraud Ernst

Anke Lipinsky: The gendered organisation as narrative – patterns of appropriation, justification and renunciation of gender equality action during evaluations
Uta Klein: Gender Equality and Diversity Politics in Higher Education: Conflicts, Challenges and Requirements for Collaboration
Uduak Archibong: From ‘Greening’ Transformation to Gender Diversity Change Programme: University of Bradford’s Experience
Doina Balahur: Promoting the “co-operation paradigm” for gendering the universities and science organization. A model of real transformation to achieve gender equality in science


Chair: Corinna Bath
Rapporteur: Elisabeth Günther

Martina Erlemann: Dynamics in the entanglements of gender cultures and disciplinary cultures in science as a key for gender equality: the case of the physical sciences
Coleen Carrigan: Combating Gender Harassment in Academic Science, Technology and Engineering
Marcela Linkova, Hana Viznerova: Gender in a Trading Zone: Implementing a Cultural and Institutional Change Project at a Czech University
Fabio Gaspani: ‘Oh, Be a Fine Girl: Kiss Me’*. Gender and careers in astrophysical science

Creating an e-gateway to gender and science resources for research, policy and action – GenPORT (Workshop)
Rapporteur: TBA

Alexandra Bitusikova
Liisa Husu
Rachel Palmén

Gender equality check: Vincible roadblocks in implementing gender equality in higher education institutions!?

Chair: Renate Buber, Katharina Chudzikowski, Edeltraud Hanappi-Egger
Rapporteur: Nina Fritsch

Verena Aichholzer, Katharina Chudzikowski: Careers and career development at Austrian universities from a gender perspective
Renate Buber, Silvia Mille: Carrying out gender-equitable recruitment: The interplay between legal requirements and management decisions at universities
Renate Buber, Lena Warczewski, Marion Zeger: Plans for the Advancement of Women in higher education institutions: How do they contribute to successful gender equality work at Austrian universities?
Katharina Mader, Angelika Schmidt: Feminist activism and gender equality – Where has feminist activism in higher education institutions gone?

ADVANCing Women Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Faculty: A Showcase of Promising Practices from National Science Foundation Funded Institutions

Chair: Gretalyn Leibnitz
Rapporteur: Manuela Schmidt

Yolanda Moses: Moving FORWARD for Women in STEM Fields at UC Riverside: Not by Policy Alone
Yvette Huet: Utilizing Faculty Climate Surveys to Drive Institutional Change
Samantha Howe: Enhancing the Role of Chairs and Deans in Higher Education Culture Change
Marci Levine: ADVANCE Grants as Leverage for Culture Change in a Private Mid-Sized, Research Intensive American University
Autumn Reed: Tackling the Gendered Organization: ADVANCing Women Leaders in STEM at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County

10:30 - 11:00Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:30Keynote
Angelika Paseka

Alison Woodward
12:30 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 15:00

Panel Discussion, End of Conference

Gender Equality in Higher Education: Next Steps to Go

Moderation: Elke Ziegler

Elmar Pichl, Viviane Willis-Mazzichi, Fredrik Bondestam, Caroline Bélan-Ménagier, Eva Blimlinger, Petr Pavlik

15:00Guided Tours