The FP7 project implemented by the Centre for Social Management and Community Development
 
UAIC Project Coordinator
Doina Balahur
Prof. univ. dr. Doina BALAHUR
Professor, PhD, Department of Sociology and Social Work, CSMCD
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FP7European 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).

Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance
UAIC Research Group on Gender Equality in Science

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).

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Steps towards excellence in science (see the profiles)

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"Gender Equality in Science" -
a theme for PhD studies


Cover women technological 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).

UAIC Centre for Gender Equality in Science

Promoting Gender Equal Opportunities: provisions of the UAIC’s Charter
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The UAIC’s policy concerning the promotion of the Gender Equal Opportunities in academic and research community is based on the norms included in the UAIC’s institutional documents. The most relevant provisions and rules are presented in the Charter of the University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” and also in the 17 Special Regulations included in the Charter (among which the Code of Ethics and Professional Deontology, Internal Regulation regarding the rights and the obligations of the staff, Regulation concerning the recruitment, assessment and promotion of the academic and research staff etc.) that have been approved by the UAIC Senate on the 28 July 2011, with the observance of the provisions from the Romanian Constitution and of the National Education Law nr.1/2011, and entered in force after its endorsement by the Ministry of Education on the 7 September 2011 (address nr. 50428/07.09.2011). (For more details and other related provisions please consult the original texts in Romanian).

Provisions and rules included in the UAIC’s institutional documents

The Charter of the University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” of Iasi

  • All persons who meet the criteria and standards established by the University have access to the study and research programmes, cultural activities, financial resources, material resources and support (auxiliary) services, without any discrimination based on gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion or political opinion. (Chapter I. Fundamental Principles, Art.6.4)
  • The academic community of the Universiy “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” is open to the Romanian and foreign citizens, without any discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, social origin, political or religious beliefs. (Chapter III. Rights and Obligations, Art.8.5)
  • All academic and research staff and the students have the right to elect and to be elected in all the leadership/management structures of the University, without any discrimination. (Chapter III. Rights and Obligations, Art.8.11)

The Code of Ethics and Professional Deontology
(included in the UAIC Charter)

  • All forms of discrimination are forbidden within the University. The nondiscrimination policy covers all the fields of academic activity: admission and enrolment of the students, their academic evaluation, hiring and evaluation of the academic/research personnel and the University employees, access to management positions and bodies, and the exercise of the rights foreseen in the University Charter. (Chapter I. General Principles, Art. 8)
  • The “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iasi guarantees the compliance to the fundamental rights of the individuals and assures an equal treatment for all the members of the academia, based on the following principles: non-discrimination and equity, equality of chances, promoting personal autonomy, transparency of information and free and equal access to material resources and services. (Chapter II. Rights and obligations of the academic community’s members, Art. 10)

Internal Regulation regarding the rights and the obligations of the staff
(included in the UAIC Charter)

  • Chapter III. Rules concerning the observance of non-discrimination principle and of preventing of any form of dignity infringement. Art. 17- 25.
  • Art. 18. (1) In the work relations within the University the principle of equal treatment is applied for all the employees; it is observed the nondiscrimination principle as well as the principle of equal opportunities between women and men.
    (2) The non-discrimination principle refers to the following situations:
    • establishing, suspending, modifying and ending the work relations;
    • establishing the job obligations and activities, work place and salary;
    • providing the social rights, others than the salary;
    • equitable and satisfactory work conditions;
    • professional formation, developing, reconversion and promotion;
    • applying disciplinary measures;
    • establishing equal salaries for equal work;
    • protection against unemployment;
    • the right to adhere to trade union and the facilities provided by this membership.
  • Art. 20. The University assures the organizational framework for avoiding all the forms of direct or indirect discrimination against any employee, regardless of race, nationality, sex, religion, political option, handicap, social category, beliefs, age, disabilities, chronic diseases, sexual orientation, familial situation or responsibility, work trade union membership etc.
  • Art. 24. The measures for promoting the equal opportunities between women and men and for eliminating the direct and indirect discrimination on the grounds of sex/gender criteria are applied according to the Law nr. 202/2002 concerning the equal opportunities and equal treatment between women and men.

Regulation concerning the recruitment, assessment and promotion of the academic and research staff (included in the UAIC Charter)

  • Within the activities of recruitment, promotion and assessment of the academic and research staff it is forbidden any procedure which infringes the individual rights regulated by the national laws and international norms and treaties ratified by Romania as well as any discrimination on the grounds of gender, ethnic origin, religion, political beliefs or age.(Chapter I. General Dispositions, Art. 4)
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