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Entrepreneurial University und GenderChange

The academic landscape in Europe is currently undergoing a profound transformation. Universities are being forced to re-position themselves competitively under rapidly changing circumstances. These processes have a deep impact on the organization of universities. They affect working conditions in research, teaching and administration, and they have an impact on the production of scientific knowledge. In particular, they will affect the employment conditions of women and men, the production of knowledge about gender and the institutionalization of Gender Studies, as well as equality, diversity and politics of gender in higher education. The newly established International Research Group “Entrepreneurial Universities and Gender Change” will study these transformations in a transnational, comparative perspective with a focus on Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
Start-up phase from 04/2008 to 08/2009: Sponsored by the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony, within the framework of the Maria Goeppert-Mayer Program, and the Georg-August-University Göttingen, within the framework of its institutional strategy for the future in the excellence initiative. Initiated by: PD Dr. Ilse Costas (application), Institute for Sociology, Dr. Edit Kirsch-Auwärter, Gender Equality Office, Prof. Dr. Brigitte Aulenbacher, Maria-Goeppert-Mayer guest professorship from 04/08 to08/08 and PD Dr. Birgit Riegraf, Maria-Goeppert-Mayer guest-professorship from 09/08 to 09/2009.
Members of the International Research Group: Prof. Dr. Brigitte Aulenbacher (Linz), Prof. Dr. Regine Bendl (Wien), PD Dr. Ilse Costas (Göttingen), a.o. Prof. Dr. Eva Flicker (Wien), Prof. Dr. Sabine Hark (Berlin), a.o. Prof. Dr. Johanna Hofbauer (Wien), Dr. Ulle Jäger (Basel), Dr. Heike Kahlert (Hildesheim/Rostock), Prof. Dr. Brigitte Liebig (Olten), Prof. Dr. Ursula Müller (Bielefeld), PD Dr. Birgit Riegraf (Göttingen/Bielefeld), Prof. Dr. Birgit Sauer (Wien), Prof. Dr. Angelika Wetterer (Graz).
Activities: International conference “Gender Change in Academia, Re-Mapping the Fields of Work, Knowledge, and Politics” from February 2nd to 15th 2009 at the Georg-August University Göttingen, sponsored by the Gender Equality Office of the University Göttingen within the framework of the excellence initiative of the University Göttingen.
Göttingen, April 2009


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