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International Workshop on Structural Change

The international conference on Structural Change for Gender Equality in Research took place in Prague.

Seminar of the Working Group for Change: Gender Equality in Science

In May we organized a seminar the objective of which was to present Czech and EU gender equality policy in research.

Report on 4th National Conference on Gender and Science

The aim of the conference was to explore gender equality in science.

Book Launch Changing Course: On Leaving Academic Research

The book Changing Course: Leaving Academic Research was launched on 11 April 2016.

Book Launch: Searching for a Dynamic Equilibrium

The book Searching for Dynamic Equilibrium was officially launched on 17 Feb 2016.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science - 11 Feb 2016

11th February marks the first International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

Gendering Czech Female Surnames

A few months ago, as a part of their larger campaign, the Centre for Gender and Science of the Institute of Sociology of Academy of Sciences CR, hosted a panel debate regarding the inclusion or exclusion of the surname suffix –ová for married Czech women.

5th Year of Mentoring Programme Successfully Over

We are happy to report that the fifth year of our mentoring programme has been successfully completed.

RINGS Small Meeting and General Assembly 2015

The Centre for Gender and Science had the privilege to host some of the most prominent European gender and feminist scholars at the conference and General Assembly of RINGS.

The First Czech Wikipedia Edit-athon Boosts Number of Women Scientists and Editors

Faced with a paucity of women scientists in the Czech-language version of Wikipedia, the Centre for Gender and Science organized a Wikipedia edit-a-thon in conjunction with the Centre for Gender Studies of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University and Masaryk Institute and Archive of Academy of Sciences CR. It was the first such even in the country. It took place on 13 November 2015 and was part of the Science and Technology Week.

Australian Expert Jen de Vries in Prague

On 11-12 November 2015 the Centre for Gender and Science hosted Jen de Vries, Australian expert on mentoring and professional development in science. We organized two mentoring-related events, a workshop for mentees and a workshop on Mentoring and Sponsorship for academics.

Czech Women of Science: Edit-a-thon

Contribute to making a prominent thinker of the Czech history more visible and help us translate the Czech content about the female scientists and/or choose any other scientist of your liking!

NKC - Gender and Science at the Women's Congress

Report on the Gendering Science Conference

Prague’s Carolinum had a unique opportunity to host the conference, “Gendering Science: Women and Men Producing Knowledge.” Between June 4 and June 6, 2015, the city of Prague welcomed around 70 international scientists, hailing from four continents.

“Science has a very significant impact on man’s view of the world and his role in it. Science, engineering and technology (SET) play a very vital role in the development of any nation. One therefore expects that both men and women be involved in both the research and development of science and technology,” said Francisca Nneka Okeke, Professor of Physics at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, and first female Dean of the Faculty of Physical Sciences at the university. In her paper on the opening day of the symposium, this winner of the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award spoke about labor and social conditions in which African female scientists work.

Czech Women’s Congress

Following the great success of the first Czech Women’s Congress, we have started preparations of its follow-up. The second Czech Women’s Congress will take place in the National House of Vinohrady on June 20, 2015

Invitation to Panel Debate: How Safe Is Prague?

Are you afraid of walking in the park late at night? Are you scared to ride a night tram or bus? Do you avoid certain places even during the daytime? Do you like detective stories? Are you wearing a gun or an OC spray? Do you feel safe in Prague? Join our debate on June 20th, 2015.

Gendering Science: Women and Men Producing Knowledge

June 4 -6 2015 Gendering Science: Women and Men Producing Knowledge

The Centre at Academia Film Olomouc

A partner to the Academia Film Olomouc again in 2015, the Centre organized a public debate Women and Careers in Science and was featured in other parts of the programme.

Dr. Susan Madsen: The Confidence Gap Between Men and Women

On 8 April 2015 Dr Susan R. Madsen, an internationally recognized leadership expert, gave an engaging workshop that helped us to understand the confidence gap between women and men.

Dr. Susan Madsen: The Confidence Gap Between Men and Women

The latest research continues to say that girls and women struggle more with confidence than boys and men. Why is this the case? Why is confidence so important in all aspects of our lives? What can we do to help girls and teens develop and keep a strong sense of confidence? How can we strengthen and use confidence in every aspect of our lives—whether with friends or in school, community, workplace, church, or even in our own homes. 

The Ombudsman to address reconciliation personal and professional life of scientists

In late October, the Office of the Public Defender of Rights organized an international conference on Work-Life Balance, including a workshop on Reconciliation of Work and Life in Science led by Marcela Linková, the head of NKC - Gender & Science. The workshop's outputs prepared together with sociologist Kateřina Lišková and psychologist Irena Smetáčkova and lawyer Pavla Špondrová were presented to the Czech Ombudsman Anna Šabatová.

Retirement without gratitude?

Every year the Centre participates in the Science and Technology Week, organized by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Since debates about the Czech pension system and its future rank high on the agenda, we decided to take a close look at the gender dimension of retirement. Attended by experts and scholars in sociology, economics, and the non-profit sector Radka DudováLinda SokačováIlona Švihlíková and Jaroslav Vostatek, the event took place on 12 November 2014, at American Centre of the U.S. Embassy Prague.

Sex in her eyes: NKC debate on sexual harassment at universities

For the tenth time we joined the European Researchers' Night.  This time, we chose a highly controversial issue of sexual harassment in academia that stirred up a great interest especially on social networks. 

NKC calls on rectors to take a firm stance against sexist culture in academia

On 26 November 2014 we sent an open letter to Czech university rectors, urging them to take responsibility for the cultivation of the academic environment.

New mentoring programme

We have officially opened new mentoring programme for PhD students and postdocs on 8 December 2014 in Prague. The event's guests were Renée Schroeder and Sabine Prokop.

3rd National Conference: Which Science! Fair Science!

On Wednesday, 22 October 2014, the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic hosted the 3rd national conference on gender and science titled Which Science? Fair Science! The conference was held under the auspices of the Public Defender of Rights Anna Šabatová, Deputy Prime Minister for Science, Research and Innovation Pavel Bělobrádek and the President of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Jiří Drahoš.

2nd National Conference on Women and Science

On Thursday, 22 September 2011, the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic hosted the 2nd national conference on women and science titled Gender as social innovation: Equal opportunities in changing academia. The conference was held under the auspices of Deputy Chairwoman of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic Alena Gajdůšková, deputy minister for research and higher education at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports Ivan Wilhelm, President of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic Jiří Drahoš, and the director of the UN Information Centre in the Czech Republic Michal Broža.

1st National Conference on Women and Science

Photos from the 1st National Conference on Women and Science: Why women are still so few and far between in science?