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).

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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).

Deliverables and Reports

UAIC-STAGES Deliverables

According to the Grant Agreement (GA) of the STAGES project, the UAIC-STAGES team had to prepare 12 deliverables during the 4 years period of the project's implementation (1 January 2012-31 December 2015). While the Working Package 4 coordinated by the UAIC team had, among the other WPs, the highest number of actions performed within the process of implementation of the Action Plan (that is more than 90 actions), at the same time the team also reported the highest number of deliverables, each one describing the content of several activities, so that almost 30 actions have been finally taken into account. Consequently, a total of more than 1,000 pages containing the comprehensive evaluation of the activities performed at the "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University of Iasi (Romania) have been written by the UAIC-STAGES team and sent to the European Commission – DG Research and Innovation, to be uploaded in the database of the European projects portal and registered as our contributions for the FP7 STAGES project.

Deliverable no. 12 (30 October 2015)

Documents and materials on:
  • The 4th thematic workshop of the UAIC Network of Women in Academia and Research (Action 4.4.3)
  • Info-day. Early career researchers day (Action 4.3.3)
  • Work-life balance measures (Action 4.2.1, Action 4.2.2)
  • Proceedings of the Second International Conference "Women and Scientific Research: outcomes and future challenges" (Action 4.8.3).

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The 12th deliverable on the activities carried out at the "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University has been prepared by the UAIC-STAGES team and submitted to the European Commission – DG Research and Innovation on 30 October2015. This last report presents several actions undertaken in the 4th year of the project, namely, Documents and materials on the 4th thematic workshop of the UAIC Network of Women in Academia and Research (Action 4.4.3), Info-day. Early career researchers day (Action 4.3.3), Work-life balance measures (Action 4.2.2), and Proceedings of the Second International Conference "Women and Scientific Research: outcomes and future challenges" (Action 4.8.3). The deliverable contains analyses on these actions and illustrative documents and presentations that sum up 129 pages.

Deliverable no. 11 (30 September 2015)

Research report on "Climate and organizational values evaluation survey" (Action 4.1.2)

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The final research report on the "Climate and organizational values evaluation survey" is the content of the 11th deliverable prepared by the UAIC- STAGES team and submitted to the EC – DG Research and Innovation. From our research findings resulted important changes of the perception on gender equality in science. The data analysis made evidence of the formative effects of the practical actions carried out by the UAIC-STAGES project on the capacity of the participating actors –female and male academics and research staff - to understand, evaluate, take position and activate on gender equality issues. These formative effects are visible not only in the understanding of the issues of gender equality in science but also in the capacity to identify the discrimination in different situations and circumstances that prior to participation at the activities of the project had no relevance and connotation for the issue of gender equality in science. The relevance of the results is better understood if we compare them with the ones got from the first evaluation carried out in 2012. In the first evaluation we observed that according to the analysis of the data collected the phenomenon of "gender blindness" dominated the opinions of both senior and young academic and research staff from the UAIC. After more than three years and half of intensive activities that have promoted a participatory and cooperation strategy integrating practically the whole university, the analysis of the data collected made evidence that we may talk on real changes in opinions that are important indices and indicators for changes in mentalities and attitudes. These changes in perceptions and opinions do not also simply mean a "raising awareness" phenomenon but a true reconstruction of understanding about the issue of equality vs inequality in science.

Deliverable no.10 (23 June 2015)

Documentary films on the life and career of outstanding women scientists in Europe (Action 4.8.2)

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The 10th deliverable prepared and sent at the European Commission - DG Research and Innovation by the UAIC-STAGES team reported on the action concerning the production of a series of Documentary films on the life and career of outstanding women scientists in Europe. The three films produced on the period 2013-2015 under the title UAIC Profiles of Women in Science had as main objective to making known the scientific achievements of women researchers and professors from the UAIC by presenting their professional profiles and highlighting their most relevant results in science as well as their contribution, as role models for young researchers, at the promotion of gender equality in science at our university. The protagonists of these promotional films have been Prof. Dr. Liliana Mitoseriu (Faculty of Physics), Prof. Dr. Elena Bâcu and Prof. Dr. Alexandra-Raluca Iordan (Faculty of Chemistry), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Luminița Bejenaru, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zenovia Olteanu and Prof. Dr. Maria-Magdalena Zamfirache (Faculty of Biology), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Iuliana Breabăn (Faculty of Geography-Geology), Prof. Dr. Violeta Fotea (Faculty of Mathematics), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lenuța Alboaie and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Corina Forăscu (Faculty of Computer Sciences), Prof. Dr. Rodica Dimitriu (Faculty of Letters), Prof. Dr. Adriana Prodan (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration) and Lecturer Dr. Snejana Sulima (Faculty of Law). The report concluded that by the public presentation of these films within the annual events "Women Researchers Day - Celebration of the UAIC Women in Science", which had more than 500 participants, as well as by their wide dissemination through the website of the UAIC-STAGES project and through mass-media and social media, the action contributed at the increasing public notority of women researchers and therefore received high appreciation of the academic community members from inside and outside the UAIC. It is noteworthy, in this respect, that the 3 films, having together 85 minutes, registred so far a total of more than 1500 views on YouTube.

Deliverable no. 9 (30 October 2014)

Documents and materials on:
  • The 3th thematic workshop of the UAIC Network of Women in Academia and Research (Action 4.4.3)
  • Info-day. Early career researchers day (Action 4.3.3)
  • Work-life balance measures (Action 4.2.1, Action 4.2.2)

The 9th Deliverable The 9th Deliverable The 9th Deliverable

On the 30 of October 2014 the team of the UAIC-STAGES project has sent at the European Commission (DG Research and Innovation) the 9th Deliverable on the activities carried out within the project, which describes, in more than 30 pages, three of the actions conceived, planned and implemented this year. Among them, a large part of the D. 4.9 presented the thematic, objectives and agenda of the annual workshop of the UAIC Network of Women in Academia and Research, where the communication strategies for increasing the women scientists' visibility inside and outside University have been approached. The "Early Career Researchers Day", an action aiming at supporting motivation and commitment for a career in science and research and which has been organized this year twice times, has also been described. Finally, the D.4.9 made an analysis of the work-life balance measures and strategies taken at the "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" University to provide a friendly environment for academic staff, young researchers and students who are having families and children as well as other care obligations.(Action 4.2.2)

Deliverable no. 8 (26 June 2014)

Report on the documentary exhibition "UAIC – A Place for Women in Science" (Action 4.4.2)

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The 8th Deliverable prepared by UAIC-STAGES team for the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, had the subject the documentary exhibition "UAIC – A Place for Women in Science". The material describes the concept of the exhibition, its rationale and objectives, organization and structure. There are also presented the location, the exhibition design and the event advertising, the content of the exhibition panels, the stands arrangement, varnishing event, visiting program, press mentions and estimated visitors, and, finally, the follow-up of this action (as one of the most complex tasks included in the UAIC Action Plan). The description is illustrated with almost 100 photos which underline the principal message conveyed beginning with the exhibition's title: that UAIC is A Place for Women in Science.

Deliverable no. 7 (31 December 2013)

Curricula and content of a new interdisciplinary teaching module on gender and science (Action 4.5.1)

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The 7th Deliverable refers at the implementation of a new cross disciplinary teaching module on gender and science (Action 4.5.1) by presenting Curricula and content of a new course dedicated to gender dimension in research, to be taught at the UAIC for PhD and MA students. The course, entitled "Gender and science: Interdisciplinary perspectives on sex and gender" aims to introduce into the main scientific perspectives to approach the topics of sex/gender in science, namely the sociological, psychological, neurobiological, anthropological, and juridical frameworks and at the same time to argue on the necessity to integrate these approaches in an interdisciplinary perspective able to highlight new findings concerning the relevance of gender dimension in science (as for example in the content, methods and applications of research).

Deliverable no. 6 (31 December 2013)

Documents on:
  • Compendium of women researchers at UAIC (Action 4.4.1)
  • National Evaluation Survey on women in funded research (Action 4.6.1)
  • Developing National Standards on Gender Equality in Research Funding (Action 4.1.12)

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The 6th deliverable included 3 sections: 1. Compendium of women researchers at the UAIC (the presentation of the open source database entitled "UAIC Profiles of Women in Science")(Action 4.4.1); 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) (Action 4.6.1); 3) a study about "Developing National Standards on Gender Equality in Research Funding"(Action 4.1.12). The study, carried out by the UAIC Research Group on Gender Equality in Science, led by Prof. Dr. Doina Balahur, is based on data collected from EC Reports and statistics registered at the national level as well as on original multi-focal analysis of gender challenge in research funding in Romanian context in comparison with the European policy measures to promote gender equality in science. The materials, sent at EC DG Research and Innovation, have 145 pages, with content analysis of the actions, survey data and statistical tables, research findings, illustrative materials, power point presentations, and 30 photos related to the activities sustained by the UAIC-STAGES project team.

Deliverable no. 5 (31 October 2013)

Documents and materials on:
  • The 2nd thematic workshop of the UAIC Network of Women in Academia and Research (Action 4.4.3)
  • Info-day. Early career researchers day (Action 4.3.3)
  • Work-life balance measures (Action 4.2.1, Action 4.2.2)
  • Proceedings of the First International Conference "Women and Scientific Research: outcomes and future challenges" (Action 4.8.3).

The 5th Deliverable The 5th Deliverable The 5th Deliverable The 5th Deliverable

The 5th deliverable provided by the UAIC - STAGES team to the EC DG Research and Innovation included 4 different materials related to the actions recently implemented at the UAIC within the framework of the STAGES project: I. Proceedings of the First International Colloquium on "Women and Scientific Research. Achievements and challenges for gender equality management" (action 4.8.3); II. Documents and materials on the second thematic workshop with the theme "Gender equality statistical indicators in EU and Romania" (Action 4.4.3); III. Information about "Childcare services at the UAIC" and "Legal arrangements for work-life balance measures"; (Action 4.2.2 and Action 4.3.2; and IV. Illustrative materials disseminated on the occasion of the second info-day on career development issues (Action 4.3.3). This deliverable contains 147 pages, with power point presentations, many statistical tables, synthetic comparative schemes and more than 40 photos illustrating the large and active participation at the events and activities sustained at the UAIC by the STAGES project team.

Deliverable no. 4. (31 August 2013)

Research Action on new transparent rules and procedures for appointment/election members of decision making bodies (Action 4.7.1)

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The 4th Deliverable, entitled Negociating for establishing new transparent rules and procedures for appointing/electing members of high-level boards and commissions, presents the results of the communicative research action carried out by the UAIC STAGES team on the possible measures for changing the situation of women under-representation on the scientific and managerial boards at the national and institutional levels. The research report also contains, within its 60 pages, proposals of new rules and procedures for electing or appointing members in decision-making bodies that are responsible for the institutional evaluation in academia and for scientific research projects funding in order to improve their composition in respect of gender representativeness.

Deliverable no. 3 (31 December 2012)

Documents and materials on:
  • Work-life balance measures. Services and work arrangement for women (Action 4.2.1, Action 4.2.2)
  • Guidelines on equal opportunities and gender diversity (Action 4.1.5)

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The 3rd Deliverable prepared by the UAIC-STAGES team and sent to the DG Research and Innovation contains: 1) Illustrative materials on Services and work arrangements for women; and 2) Drafting guidelines on equal opportunities and gender diversity policies.

Deliverable no. 2 (30 November 2012)

Report on the preliminary "Climate and organizational values evaluation survey" (Action 4.1.2)

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The 2nd deliverable refers at the study realized by the UAIC Research Group on Gender Equality in Science on "Climate and organizational values" based on evaluation survey methodology. The main objective of the research was documenting and evaluating both qualitatively and quantitatively gender equal opportunities in the UAIC organization. The field research has been carried out with the contribution of: Prof. Dr. Doina Balahur (coordinator), Prof. Dr. Elisabeta Jaba (Economics/ statistics), Prof. Dr. Liliana Mitoseriu (Physics), Prof. Dr. Alexandra Iordan (Chemistry), Prof. Dr. Adriana Prodan (Economics/ Management), Conf. Dr. Irina Manolescu (Economics/Management), Conf. Dr. Iuliana Breaban (Geography), Lect. Dr. Adrian Iftene (Informatics), Lect. Dr. Vera Popescu (Letters), Lect. Dr. Christiane Balan (Economics/Statistics), Assist. Dr. Romeo Asiminei (Sociology) and the Ph.D students Diana Arhire, Cristina Fantaza, Alina Gentimir, Ciprian Asiminei, Stefan Patrascu (Sociology), Madalin Patrascu (Informatics). Scientific adviser and communication reviewer was Prof. Dr. Paul Balahur-Dobrescu (Social Sciences/ Communication Sciences).

Deliverable no. 1. (30 July 2012)

Documents and materials on:
  • The 1st thematic workshop of the UAIC Network of Women in Academia and Research (Action 4.4.3)
  • Info-day. Early career researchers day (Action 4.3.3)

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The 1st Deliberable prepared by the UAIC-STAGES team and sent to the DG Research and Innovation contains 1) Illustrative materials and papers presented at the Annual thematic workshop of the UAIC Network of Women in Academia and Research (Action 4.4.3); 2) a presentation of the action entitled "Early Career Researchers Day" ( Action 4.3.3).

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