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Empowering Women Engineers in Industrial and Academic Research


The aim of PROMETEA is to develop a better understanding of gender issues in engineering and technology research settings, in order to propose effective measures and recommendations to empower women engineers careers in academic and industrial research in Europe. A technological and economical sustainable development depends on the ability to promote a diverse and creative research sector, which is a key issue both in the European and in national research policies. This project will combine existing knowledge with new in-depth pilot studies on women engineers career progression linked to qualitative research work on the experiences of both women and men working in engineering and technology research, using cross-comparison as a research strategy and a longitudinal perspective. It will bring new perspectives on engineering and technology research in itself, with a focus on:
- Gender dynamics of male and female careers, comparisons between different fields of engineering and their interrelations, recruitment, full-time and part-time, survival curves and tenure, vertical segregation, pay gap, school to work transitions, worklife balance, double careers patterns.
- Differential effect of organisational cultures on male and female careers.
- Recognition of excellence in engineering and technology research, impact on female and male careers: the gate-keepers and gate-keeping in research funding committees, women’s and men’s success rates in research funding, analysis of scientific publishing and publicity, patents, experiences of “excellent women” at the top of technological research, prizes and awards in technology and engineering.
- Identification and evaluation of good practice.

The results will inform the funding bodies, scientific and technological societies, industrial R&D departments and other stakeholders towards greater gender awareness and fairness in recognizing scientific excellence in engineering and technology.

Financiado por el Sexto Programa Marco de la UE.
Funding EUR 1.474.471
Chilean participant
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  • Period of the Project From: 01/11/2005
    To: 31/12/2007
    Funding Programme UE
    Type of Project Proyecto Específico de Investigación Focalizada

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    El proyecto CEST+I (Chile-European Union STI Initiative) cuenta con financiamiento de la Comisión Europea —a través de su Séptimo Programa Marco (7PM)— y de la Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica del Gobierno de Chile (CONICYT). Su objetivo es apoyar el fortalecimiento de la cooperación en ciencia, tecnología e innovación entre la Unión Europea, estados miembros, estados asociados, y Chile.

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    Datos de contacto

    Programa Unión Europea
    Programa de Cooperación Internacional (PCI)
    CONICYT – Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica
    Moneda 1375, Piso 7
    Tel: (56-2) 2365.4421
    Fax (56-2) 2655.1396

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    Este sitio web fue realizado con financiamiento de la Unión Europea como parte del proyecto CEST+ I (Grant Agreement 311974) del programa Capacidades del Séptimo Programa Marco. El contenido del sitio web es responsabilidad exclusiva de CONICYT y no representa necesariamente el punto de vista de la Unión Europea.