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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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 Tradition of Women’s Mentorship

UAIC Action Programs for Gender Equality in Science

Women Scientists as Role Models for Young Researchers
The tradition of women mentoring lasts for decades at the UAIC. Distinguished professors and scientists like Magda Petrovanu, Olga Necrasov, Stela Teodorescu, Silvia Buțureanu and others have been mentors and role models for generations of scholars during the recent history of the University. Meantime, some of these disciples have become at their turn professors and mentors for other young women researchers. Today, Professors like Liliana Mitoșeriu and Elena Bîcu continue this tradition being role models for their collaborators.

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(Photo: The panel entitled “UAIC Tradition of Women Mentoring” from the Documentary Exhibition “UAIC – A Place for Women in Science”, 23 June – 11 July 2014)

1. A story with prestigious women scientists from 3 generations


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In photos: Professor Magda Petrovanu (left), Professor Elena Bîcu (center) and Dr. Alina Ghineț (right)

Professor Magda Noela Petrovanu (1923-2008) (first photo) is acknowledged as an outstanding scientific personality of the UAIC as well as an prestigious rersearcher in the history of Romanian Science, being 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.

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Prof. dr. Elena Bîcu (second photo) was one of the former PhD student mentored by Magda Petrovanu, today herself being mentor for young PhD students and post-doctoral researchers of the Faculty of Chemistry. A warm and grateful evocation of the personality of the professor, scientist and inventor Magda Petrovanu, devoted by Prof. dr. Elena Bîcu, in September 2013, at the UAIC’s Museum, can be read here (link pdf).

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One of the former students of the professor Elena Bîcu is Dr. Alina Ghineț (the third photo), a young woman researcher who has already obtained important success in her scientific career. After she has studied at the Faculty of Chemistry of the UAIC, where she obtained her BS and MA degrees, she continued PhD studies in Medicinal Chemistry at the Lille University from France. In 2009, being a PhD candidate in France, she was selected for the L’Oréal-UNESCO award entitled “For Women in Science” (below photos from the ceremony)

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With the funds received for her award, Dr. Alina Ghinet has contributed to the organizing of the first edition of the scientific event entitled “French-Romanian Colloquium in Medicinal Chemistry”, held in 2010, based on the partnership between UAIC and prestigious French universities (photo below). Since 2010, Professor Elena Bîcu and Dr. Alina Ghineț are permanently among the main organisers of the other editions of the scientific event “French-Romanian Colloquium in Medicinal Chemistry” (in 2014 the 4th edition will take place in France).

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Like other promising young women researchers, Dr. Alina Ghineț is already a model for her colleagues and students at the UAIC. Her scientific profile can be seen on the STAGES site (photo below). Read also here an interview with Dr. Alina Ghinet about her remarkable achievements and the importance of the grants UNESCO-L’Oréal in the professional development of young researchers’ career (link).

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Today, tools as Skype facilitates communication and mentoring. In the following images, Prof. Elena Bîcu speaking with. Dr.Alina Ghineț and her Romanian colleagues, who are studying as PhD students and Post-doc researchers in France (Images from the documentary film “UAIC Profiles of Women in Science”, 2014, produced by the STAGES Project at the UAIC).

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On the 28 March 2014, the STAGES Project at the UAIC has awarded both Professor Elena Bîcu and Dr. Alina Ghineț for their scientific achievements with the “UAIC Excellence Awards for Women in Science” (mention “Magda Petrovanu Prize”), within the public event entitled “European Women Researchers Day”, second edition 2014. (photos below)

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2. Professor Liliana Mitoșeriu and the prodigious research group she is leading at the UAIC


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Professor Liliana Mitoșeriu is one of the most reputated women scientist from the UAIC, whose contributions in Physics and Materials sciences are nationaly and internationaly aknowledged. She published over 130 articles in ISI journals and conferences proceedings and coordonated several European and national projects (inclusively the first FP7-ESF-COST project managed by Romania).

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At the same time, Prof. Mitoșeriu is a mentor and an inspiring role model for young researchers, especially female scholars from her team. For example, she stimulates the papers communication and participation at the international conferences, where her collaborators have received many prizes and diplomas (see the photos below).

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By their recognized scientific achievements, the women researchers from the group led by prof. Mitoseriu have already developed distinguished profiles of their promising scientific career (as one can see reading their professional CV on the UAIC-STAGES website).

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The first documentary film “UAIC Profiles of Women in Science”, produced by UAIC-STAGES project in March 2013, was devoted to Professor Liliana Mitoșeriu and the prodigious research group she leads (below, images from the film).

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At the first edition of the public event “Women Researchers Day. UAIC Celebration of the Women in Science”(29 March 2013), Professor Liliana Mitoșeriu as well as 3 of her collaborators (Dr. Cristina Ciomaga, Dr. Lavinia Curecheriu and Dr. Felicia Gheorghiu) have been awarded with the distinctions “UAIC Excellence Awards for Women in Science” (see below images from the event).

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