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Questioning Excellence: Study and training days on women’s and men’s careers in academia

Why are there still so few women in professorial and senior managerial positions in our universities? On this question, the Equality Programme of the NCCR LIVES and the Equality Office of the University of Lausanne invite you to take part in the event “Questioning Excellence” during two half-days of reflection and training on September 11 and 12, 2018, inaugurating a series of lectures during the academic year 2018-2019.

During the first half-day, which will be held in English on September 11 from 9:30 am, researchers specialising in questions of academic careers will present research findings in a European context. We shall welcome:

  • Andreas Schneck (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich) who will talk about a study led by Katrin Auspurg (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich) and Prof. Thomas Hinz (University of Konstanz) on gender-specific chances of being appointed to professorships
  • Angela Wroblewski (Institute for Advanced studies, Vienna) will present an analysis of the effects of gender equality policy measures in science, academia and research applied in Austria during the last decades.
  • Mona Mannevuo (University of Turku) will show how the affective investments and attachments of people working in the academic world influence their vision of research and careers.

The plenary lecture will be given at 12:15 am by Fredrik Bondestam, a Swedish government expert on equality questions.

Another half-day on September 12 from 9:30 am to 12 am – in French –  will be an opportunity to explore the Swiss situation in greater depth, with papers by equality researchers and practitioners who will examine the particularities of the national context and that of the Lemanic Arc. They include people from the Equality Office of UNIL (Stefanie Brander, Carine Carvalho, Pierre Simon-Vermot), the Equal Opportunities Office of the EPFL (Helene Füger) and the research project GARCIA – Gendering the Academy and Research: Combating career Inequalities and Asymmetries (Sabine Kradolfer).

>> Registration until September 3rd, 2018

>> Venue: University of Lausanne, Geopolis building, room 2121

Detailed programme (coming soon)

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