Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Geschlechterforschung (IZFG)


Gleichstellung von Frau und Mann an europäischen Hochschulen

Official Project Name:


Promoting Gender Equality in research institutions and the integration of the gender dimension in research contents


GENDER-NET is a pilot transnational research policy initiative funded by the European Commission under the Science in Society work programme of the seventh Framework Programme (FP7), designed to address the common challenges still facing European research institutions in achieving gender equality in research and innovation.
Based on the mutual opening of their respective programmes and policies, partners have joined forces to carry out joint assessments of existing national/regional initiatives, to define priority areas for transnational collaborations, and to implement a selection of strategic joint activities, in an effort to reduce fragmentation across the ERA and help reach a critical mass of ministries, research funders, universities and research institutions across Europe engaging in the development and implementation of gender equality plans or related initiatives, and requesting gendered contents in research programmes and projects.

Switzerland is part of the GENDER-NET project and its Team consist of Yvonne Jänchen (WBF), Gabriela Obexer-Ruff (swissuniversities) and Olga Vinogradova (SKMR/IZFG)

The GENDER-NET project has started on October 15th, 2013, and will run for 3 years.

For more information please contact Olga Vinogradova.

"Plans and initiatives in selected research institutions aiming to stimulate gender equality and enact structural change"