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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"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).

Timeline of STAGES Project activities at UAIC



21-22 November 2013

International Conference: Structural Change Promoting Gender Equality in Research Organizations

(Vilnius, Crowne Plaza Vilnius Hotel, Lithuania)
International Conference International Conference International Conference

The high-level conference "Structural Change Promoting Gender Equality in Research Organizations" was organized, under the auspices of the Lithuanian Presidency of the European Union, by the University of Vilnius, with the financial support of the European Commission. The President of the Republic of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaite, who was present at the opening ceremony, has addressed a welcome message to the participants – over 200 representatives of research institutions, funding agencies, scientific associations, researchers and policy makers from the EU countries. The Conference was a successful event by the opportunity offered to the European gender experts to exchange ideas and to share experiences on good practices in order to identify new models, strategies and methods to promote gender equality in R&I.

In the session "Structural change for gender equality at universities and research institutions", Prof. dr. Doina Balahur, coordinator of the UAIC STAGES project, was one of the invited speakers, together with Prof. Teresa Rees, Cardiff University; Leadership Foundation (Chair); Dr. Katrien Maes, LERU Gender Equality Committee (Rapporteur), Prof. Jadranka Gvozdanovic, LERU/ Heidelberg University and Dr. Anne Pépin, Mission for the Place of Women at CNRS-France (Speakers). In her communication, titled "Structural transformations to achieve gender equality in science: the experience and good practice from the oldest university in Romania", Prof. Doina Balahur has presented the activities of the UAIC-STAGES project as an empirical support for her theoretical proposal of a new model of understanding and practicing the structural change, named Fixing the transformative and formative praxis. (see the communication pdf).

23 November 2013

TV report on the inauguration of the UAIC Centre for Gender Equality in Science

TV report on the inauguration of the UAIC Centre for Gender Equality in Science TV report on the inauguration of the UAIC Centre for Gender Equality in Science TV report on the inauguration of the UAIC Centre for Gender Equality in Science

On the occasion of the official inauguration of the UAIC Centre for Gender Equality in Science, our media partners from TVR Iasi realized a report about the event and an interview with Dr. Katrien Maes, Chief Officer of LERU Gender Equality Committee, special invited of the UAIC-STAGES project. The interview with Katrien (lasting 25 minutes) focused on the importance of gender equality programmes at the European League of Research Universities (LERU) and also on the new UAIC Gender Centre and has been presented on the 23th November 2013 as “The week-interview” at the TVR Iasi.

28 November 2013

UAIC tradition of women mentors. In memoriam: Prof. Dr. Magda Petrovanu

(Museum of the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University)
UAIC tradition of women mentors. In memoriam: Prof. Dr. Magda Petrovanu UAIC tradition of women mentors. In memoriam: Prof. Dr. Magda Petrovanu UAIC tradition of women mentors. In memoriam: Prof. Dr. Magda Petrovanu UAIC tradition of women mentors. In memoriam: Prof. Dr. Magda Petrovanu

One of the outstanding personalities of our University, professor and scientist Magda Noela Petrovanu (1923-2008)(first photo) is acknowledged as the founder of the Scientific School of Organic Chemistry in Iasi. She published over 250 scientific papers, obtained 50 patents and was visiting professor and member of scientific associations from Belgium, France and Germany. Since 5 editions, the annual National Contest of Chemistry for young students is called with her name. The personality of the professor, scientist and inventor Magda Petrovanu was evocated recently, at the UAIC’s Museum, by Prof. dr. Elena Bîcu (photo right), one of the former PhD student mentored by Magda Petrovanu, today herself being mentor for young PhD students of the Faculty of Chemistry ( link pdf).

2 December 2013

European Workshop. “On the way to the top: providing equal opportunities for men and women in science and technology”

(Brussels, ERC Executive Agency, Covent Garden, Auditorium)
European Workshop European Workshop European Workshop

Organized by the European Research Council Executive Agency, the workshop had as main theme “On the way to the top: providing equal opportunities for men and women in science and technology” and the presentations and discussions focused on the policies and strategies that could improve gender balanced representation in top positions of the scientific and managerial decision-making boards. Among the speakers have been: Pablo Amor, Director of the ERC Executive Agency, Prof. Isabelle Vernos, Chair of the Gender balance working group, ERC Scientific Council and gender experts Prof. Curt Rice, Prof. Londa Schiebinger, Sarah Dickinson (Athena Swan), Prof. Gerd Bjorhovde, Dr. Claartje Vinkenburg, Barbara Limanowska, Viviane Willis-Mazzichi, Prof. Teresa Rees, Dr. Gerlind Wallon and Prof. Alison E. Woodward.

16 December 2013

Prestigious awards for women scientists of the UAIC

(Romanian Academy, Bucharest)
Prestigious awards for women scientists of the UAIC Prestigious awards for women scientists of the UAIC Prestigious awards for women scientists of the UAIC

The Romanian Academy has communicated the list of researchers who have been awarded with the most prestigious prizes in science for their publications in 2011. Two women scientists from the UAIC are among the nominees for the Academy’s awards: Prof. dr. Liliana Mitoseriu, from the Faculty of Physics, who has received the prize “Stefan Procopiu”, and Prof. dr. Marina Aura Dariescu, from the same Faculty, who was awarded (together with Prof. dr. Ciprian Dariescu) with the prize “Constantin Miculescu”. The colleagues from the UAIC Network of Women in Academia and Research send them - as well as to the men researchers from the UAIC who received this year the Academy’s distinctions (Doris Mironescu- Literature; Marian Munteanu and Cătălin Galeș – Mathematics; Marius Mihășan, Lucian Hrițcu, Gheorghe Zarnea and Octavian Popescu – Biology; Gabriel Ciobanu – Informatics) congratulations for these achievements.

19 December 2013

Promoting Gender Equality in Research. Vilnius Recommendations 2013

Promoting Gender Equality in Research. Vilnius Recommendations 2013 Promoting Gender Equality in Research. Vilnius Recommendations 2013 Promoting Gender Equality in Research. Vilnius Recommendations 2013

The high-level conference ''Structural Change Promoting Gender Equality in Research Organisations'', held in Vilnius, Lithuania, on the 22nd -23rd November 2013, has adopted a final document entitled ''Vilnius Recommendations 2013 - Promoting Gender Equality in Research Organisations, including universities'' (see site). As invited speaker at this Conference, Prof. Dr. Doina Balahur, Director of the UAIC Centre for Gender Equality in Science, has signed, together with more than 200 participants, the Recommendations document, on the 19th December 2013.(read more)

31 December 2013

The 6th and the 7th Deliverables presented by the UAIC - STAGES team

The 6th  and the 7th Deliverables presented by the UAIC - STAGES team The 6th  and the 7th Deliverables presented by the UAIC - STAGES team The 6th  and the 7th Deliverables presented by the UAIC - STAGES team The 6th  and the 7th Deliverables presented by the UAIC - STAGES team

Two new deliverables, the 6th and the 7th ones, planned for the end of 2013, have been provided by the UAIC - STAGES team to the EC DG Research and Innovation. The first new deliverable included two sections: 1. Compendium of women researchers at the UAIC (the presentation of the open source database entitled “UAIC Profiles of Women in Science”) and 2. National evaluation survey on women in funded research (report on our study carried out at the national level on women scientists’ participation at the funded research in Romania). The second deliverable contains Curricula and content of the gender modules, referring at the implementation of a new cross disciplinary teaching module on gender and science to be taught at the UAIC for PhD and MA students. The two deliverables have 117 pages with content analysis of the actions, survey data and statistical tables, illustrative materials, power point presentations, and 30 photos related to the activities sustained by the UAIC-STAGES project team.

10 January 2014

Promoting the Gender Equal Opportunities. Provisions and norms included in the UAIC’s Charter

Promoting the Gender Equal Opportunities. Provisions and norms included in the UAIC’s Charter Promoting the Gender Equal Opportunities. Provisions and norms included in the UAIC’s Charter Promoting the Gender Equal Opportunities. Provisions and norms included in the UAIC’s Charter

The UAIC’s policy concerning the promotion of gender equal opportunities in academic and research community is based on the norms foreseen 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 (amongst 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 of the Romanian Constitution and of the National Education Law nr.1/2011. ( read more)

27 January 2014

Fixing the transformative and formative praxis. A new article on the UAIC-STAGES’activity in the Consortium’s Newsletter

Fixing the transformative and formative praxis. A new article on the UAIC-STAGES’activity in the Consortium’s Newsletter Fixing the transformative and formative praxis. A new article on the UAIC-STAGES’activity in the Consortium’s Newsletter Fixing the transformative and formative praxis. A new article on the UAIC-STAGES’activity in the Consortium’s Newsletter

A new article about the UAIC-STAGES activities has been published in the 4th number of the Consortium’s Newsletter, uploaded on the 27 January 2014 on the Project website www.projectstages.it. The article is titled “Fixing the transformative and formative praxis” and is signed by Prof. Dr. Doina Balahur, the UAIC-STAGES coordinator.

31 January 2014

The 3rd Annual Thematic Workshop of the UAIC’s Network of Women in Academics and Research

(UAIC, Centre for Gender Equality in Science)
The 3rd Annual Thematic Workshop of the UAIC’s Network of Women in Academics and Research The 3rd Annual Thematic Workshop of the UAIC’s Network of Women in Academics and Research The 3rd Annual Thematic Workshop of the UAIC’s Network of Women in Academics and Research

The theme of this workshop has been “Strategies to increase the women scientists’ visibility at the UAIC”. Presenting the topics, Prof. dr. Doina Balahur stressed that making known the achievements of the UAIC’s women scientists is a major component of “Fixing the transformative and formative praxis”, the action model and strategic approach carried out by the UAIC-STAGES team for promoting gender equality objectives. During the 4 hours discussions, the participants have analyzed and evaluated the relevance and the impact of various strategic modalities already followed and which will be continued (like the annual public event “Women Researchers Day”, the Annual Awards for Excellence in Science, the Compendium “UAIC Profiles of women in science”, the films with outstanding feminine personalities) as well as new ones (like the future exhibition “UAIC’s Women in Science”). Among the participants: Prof. dr. Elena Bâcu (Chemistry), Prof. dr. Rodica Dimitriu (Letters), Prof. dr. Luminița Bejenaru (Biology), Assoc. Prof. dr. Iuliana Breabăn (Geography), Assoc. Prof. dr. Nina Mihalache (Sociology), Lect. dr. Snejana Sulima (Law), Lect. dr. Christiane Balan (Economics), Lect. dr. Veronica Popescu (Letters), Dr. Diana Arhire (Sociology) and PhD candidates Ștefania Cojocaru (Chemistry), Mădălina Puiu (Geography), Ana Maria Mandiuc, Maria Munteanu and George Ichim (Sociology).

7 February 2014

News about the UAIC’s “Junior” programme

(UAIC, Kindergarten “Junior” and Primary School “Junior”)
News about the UAIC’s “Junior” programme News about the UAIC’s “Junior” programme News about the UAIC’s “Junior” programme

At the beginning of 2014 the Kindergarten “Junior” and the Primary School “Junior” have established the number of places and the composition of the classes for the new scholar year 2014-2015 and on the period 2.02.2014 - 7.02.2014 will receive applications for enrolling new pupils starting with the 15th September 2014. As a novelty, based on the provisions of the National Education Law nr.1/2011, a preparatory class before the primary school cycle will be also organized. These two institutions within the UAIC continue to be, after more than 10 years from their setting up, a unique project in Romania in the domain of childcare services provided by a University for its staff and students in order to improve the “work-life balance” conditions, as a component of the UAIC’s institutional programme for promoting gender equal opportunities. (See photos)

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