Category Archives: completed projects

21Aug/15

Going my own way

Going my own way.

We carried out a case study, titled “The situation of independent women engineers in Austria”, that deals with the issue of independent work by women in the technical-engineering field. The survey commissioned by FFG (Austrian Research Promotion Agency) approaches the situation of independent female engineers in Austria from various angles. This included questions on the engineers’ specific areas of activity, their everyday work, as well as their specific experiences in starting up businesses and motives for doing so.

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21Aug/15

Gender into Teaching – Vienna University of Technology

Gender into Teaching

Gender into Teaching was the first project in Austria to develop strategies, how to implement gender topics into two fields, physics and electrical GiL_Gender in die Lehreengineering at a Technical University. The faculties’ motivation to participate is to increase the number of female study beginners (number of female students: electrical engineering: 7%, physics: 15%) as well as to change their public image, which they feel is negatively connoted and biased in favour of men. The total number of beginners is decreasing. One possible reason for this is the recent rise of so called Fachhochschulen (universities of applied sciences) which offer more focussed and shorter programs of study for various engineering fields.

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21Aug/15

Eco Stands For – Quality standards of Vocational Training for European Eco-Counselling

Eco Stands For – Quality standards of Vocational Training for European Eco-Counselling

Within the Leonardo-da-Vinci Project Handbuch Quality Standards for Eco counselling in EU“Eco Stands For – Quality standards of Vocational Training for European Eco-Counselling” we took the role of the gender expert and were responsible for gender awareness raising measures like gender training as a part of the vocational training course. We also served as gender consultants for the project team and the working groups.

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07Aug/15

Guideline to gender inclusive language at TU Graz

Guideline to gender inclusive language at TU Graz

Integrating gender inclusive and gender neutral terminology makes an important contribution to equality between women and men since the use of language reflects the reality of a particular society. To acknowledge the differences in its students, scientists and employees TU Graz has set a good example and launched a guideline for using gender inclusive language in speech and writing. Regarding the great proportion of international academics and employees at TU Graz, the guideline also contains a section for gender inclusive language translated to English.

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07Aug/15

mobi.senior.a – Tablet und Smartphone: senior citizens in the mobile and digital world

mobi.senior.A – Tablet and Smartphone: senior citizens in the mobile and digital world

The project mobi.senior.A engages in exploring gender specifics of internet use with tablets and
smartphones in the target group of senior citizens. www.mobiseniora.atThe main aspects are requirements, motivations, strategies of appropriation, obstacles, access, applications, etc. for the elderly users.

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07Aug/15

Mobility4Job – Gender-appropriate mobility solutions for better working opportunities in rural areas

Mobility4Job – Gender-appropriate mobility solutions for better working opportunities in rural areas

Within the project “Mobility4Job – (c)Andreas Hermsdorf - pixelio.deGender-appropriate mobility solutions for better working opportunities in rural areas” (commissioned by the Austrian Research Agency and the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology, 2012-14)
the goal of the project was to identify obstacles within the mobility system which hinder people from obtaining gainful employment.

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