GEAP's implementation:

genovate official siteThe GENOVATE Community is a platform which enables GENOVATE partners to share institutional information and case studies, and facilitates the coordination of a buddy system for bench learning.

The GENOVATE Community consist of seven GENOVATE partner institutions; the GENOVATE International Advisory Board; key strategic collaborators and stakeholders and the general public. It is a mechanism designed to facilitate meaningful knowledge exchange across the community at local, national and international levels within each of the partner institutions’ countries, across Europe and globally.

University’s newsletter highlights the Gender Contact Point initiative at LTU

The LTU newsletter reaching out to all university staff and alumni makes an interview with Paula Wennberg about ongoing gender mainstreaming projects. Gender Contact Point is one of these examples with aim to enable collaboration between researchers and companies as well as to increase the visibility of the university’s gender research.

- Companies and other actors in our community who are interested in integrating a gender perspective in their organisations and operations will have easy access to the competence they are looking for through Gender Contact Point based at Luleå University of Technology.


The university broke the pattern

The Vice-Chancellor of Luleå University of Technology highlights in the newsletter that we broke the pattern of male dominance among university’s adjunct professors by appointing two female adjunct professors (five appointed in total) in November 2016. This is one of the outcomes of the ongoing gender equality work at the university.

Swedish advocacy platform for SwafS in H2020

The Swedish advocacy platform for Science with and for Society (SwafS) in Horizon 2020 discussing strategy and planning for future activities. Paula Wennberg is one of  twelve platform members who participate in the meeting on the premises of the Swedish Research Council in Stockholm on September 5, 2016.

The aim of the SwafS programme is to promote effective cooperation between science and society, to recruit new talents for science and pair scientific excellence with social awareness and responsibility.

VA Public and Science is the coordinator of the Swedish advocacy platform gathering together fifty Swedish actors to increase the Swedish participation in SwafS. SwafS operates in following areas: Gender equality, RRI (Responsible Research and Innovation) Governance, Public engagement, Science education, Open Science andEthics.

Gender Contact Point up and running

The project Gender Contact Point (GCP) will contribute to deeper interaction between academia, industry and other community actors by creating an innovative collaborative environment for practical gender mainstreaming. The second workshop with researchers and IT companies was carried out on October 28, 2016. The project will enable the region's businesses and other stakeholders to benefit from the results of research, learning and knowledge in gender, diversity and  innovation. Today we discuss among other things how we could utilise the results of GENOVATE in the GCP process.


The first graduating cohort of EARMA’s European Certificate in Research Management

On Tuesday the 21st of June 2016 at the EARMA Annual Conference Dinner the students were graduated from the first cohort of the European Certificate in Research Management. Here together with members of EARMA Professional Development Working Group (Photo: Emma Lythgoe):

European Certificate in Research Management

The Certificate is a professional qualification designed to provide individuals with the opportunity to acquire and demonstrate strategic and operational management knowledge, skills and experience. This course is designed for individuals with at least four years of experience in research management and administration, gained in several of the areas covered by the certificate units. Gender and Diversity is one of the mandatory course units.

Mandatory Units:

  1. Developing and Implementing Policy and Strategy
  2. Understanding the International and European Research Environment
  3. Managing and Supporting the Development of a Project Portfolio
  4. Gender and Diversity in Research Management
  5. 5.Working with Management Information

Optional Units:

  1. Identifying New Opportunities for Funding
  2. Managing Legal and Regulatory Requirements
  3. Optimising Unit and Organisational Effectiveness
  4. Supporting the Development and Implementation of Organisational Systems and Processes

For further information about the EARMA Professional Development Programme please click here. The next cohort will be starting in November 2016. Registration will be opening shortly!

European Association of Research Managers and Administrators (EARMA) represents the community of Research Managers and Administrators (RM&As) in Europe. The members work in industry, academia, the public and private sectors. EARMA works with the EU Commission, national and international funding agencies. EARMA provides a networking forum, a learning platform, and a place to share experiences and best practice among RM&As throughout EARMA and in the wider RM&A community.

As a GENOVATE stakeholder EARMA has been supported by Luleå University of Technology in the development of the Gender and Diversity course unit.