Mastering Gender in Research Performance, Context and Outcomes

The Seventh EU Gender Summit, Berlin, November 6 – 7, 2015, focused on the topic: Mastering Gender in Research Performance, Context and Outcomes

Berlin was the 2015 venue, because the German government recently approved legislation that requires major companies to allocate 30% of non-executive board positions to women.

The 2015 Gender Summit examined new research evidence that shows how institutions measure and assess researchers’ competences and performance, and presented new understandings of the consequences for women and men.

Day 1: concentrated on understanding how the structural basis of gender inequality in science is collectively endorsed within research cultures and entrenched within science institutions. Discussion focused on the relationship between research excellence and the circumstances that differentially affect women’s and men’s participation, engagement, and advancement in science. Evidence shows general bias that favors the success of men, which is clearly a concern for women but also for the quality of science practice.

Day 2: was devoted to showing the present situations with regard to mainstreaming gender into national and regional science systems.


The full program is available at

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