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2022, April 29. La Vanguardia. La infravaloració de les mateixes dones llasta el seu accés als graus tecnològics. The director of GenTIC, Milagros Sáinz, reflects in this article by Josep Fita in the newspaper La Vanguardia on the factors that explain the lack of women in technological studies and occupations, such as the tendency of girls to underestimate their abilities in technological fields and the lack of female referents with which they can identify in these areas. (Catalan) (Spanish).

2022, April 7. IN3 Blog. Gender bias in Wikipedia. Blog post co-authored by Julio Meneses, a researcher at GenTIC and professor of Psychology and Educational Sciences at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), David Ramírez-Ordóñez, PhD student of Information and Knowledge Society at UOC, and Núria Ferran-Ferrer, a professor of the University of Barcelona, on diverse research projects on Wikipedia and gender: “WAWW – Where Are the Women in Wikipedia?” (2018), “Women & Wikipedia” (2021), and the doctoral research: Wikipedia and gender.

2022, March 30. SPEAR project blog. What can we expect from an EU certification scheme for gender equality? Some reflections from the CASPER project. Blog post by Jörg Müller, a senior researcher at GenTIC and member of the H2020 project CASPER, on the CASPER research findings regarding the feasibility of establishing a European award/certification system for gender equality for Research Performing Organizations.

2022, March 16. Horizon. The EU Research and Innovation Magazine. Addressing gender inequalities in research through institutional change. Jörg Müller, a senior researcher at GenTIC and coordinator of the H2020 project ACT, is interviewed in this article at Horizon. The EU Research and Innovation Magazine of the European Commission, to talk about persistent gender imbalances in academic and research organisations and how to address institutional change.

2022, March 16. LA VANGUARDIA. Educación crítica para desmontar los estereotipos. Article by Milagros Sáinz, director of GenTIC, on the role of education, both by families and teachers, to dismantle gender stereotypes and promote equal opportunities in study and occupational choices.

2022, March 15. LSE Impact Blog. As gender equality becomes a priority for EU research funding, does Europe need Athena SWAN? Blog post co-authored by Jörg Müller, a senior at GenTIC, and Charoula Tzanakou, senior lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, on the lessons learnt from the international experience of implementing the Athena SWAN charter for establishing a European certification on gender equality in research organisations. Based on the study carried out in the framework of the H2020 project CASPER. 

2022, March 3. LA VANGUARDIA. No a violencia machista, Sí a la diversidad sexual y al poliamor ¿Hacia dónde va el feminismo juvenil? GenTIC researcher Lídia Arroyo is interviewed in this article by Lorena Ferro in La Vanguardia to reflect on the main feminist concerns and demands of young women nowadays.

2022, February 11. elDiario.es. Sáinz (UOC): las reglas del juego en las carreras de ciencias son para ellos. In this interview, Milagros Sáinz, director of the Gender and ICT research programme, talks about the gender inequalities and biases that hinder women’s career progression in science.

2022, February 4. PlayGround. Megan Fox, Machine Gun Kelly y un anillo de compromiso con espinas: los peligros de relacionar el amor con el dolor. Article by Berta Gómez in which GenTIC researcher Marta Roqueta-Fernàndez is interviewed to reflect on the stereotypes of romantic love and the risks of associating love and suffering.

2022, January 17. UOC News. From self-confidence to empathy: interpersonal skills are key to social innovation in organizations. Article at UOC News about the results of the transnational study coordinated by Lídia Arroyo in the framework of the +RESILIENT project. The research identified and analysed the individual skills and the organizational factors that are relevant to promote inclusive social and digital innovation in resilient organisations. (English) (Spanish) (Catalan)  

2022, January 13. Fundació Bofill. “Si ho deixem tot a la inèrcia, les nenes no es dedicaran a la tecnologia”. In this article by Mireia Rom for the Fundació Bofill blog, Milagros Sáinz talks about the influence of gender stereotypes and academic sexism in the persistent gender gap in STEAM fields.

 

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