Summer School Gender and Diversity in Academia - Rethinking the Challenges

Publié le 20 mars par Heta Rundgren

University of Groningen, Pays-Bas, 3-7 July 2017, deadline for application : 30 April 2017

Deadline for application : 30 April 2017.

Diversity and inclusion are key terms in many universities’ strategic plans. But are they being realised ? Are we narrowing the gender gap and advancing diversity in practice in academic settings ? Is the university engaging sufficiently with diversity and gender questions ? And what are we working towards : what does an inclusive academic community look like ?

If these questions pique your interest, we would like to invite you to join in the first Groningen Summer School on ‘Gender and Diversity in Academia : Rethinking the Challenges’ taking place from 3rd to 7th of July 2017. The summer school is jointly organized by the Faculties of Law and Behavioural and Social Sciences and supported by the University of Groningen’s Sustainable Society and the Young Academy. We adopt a multi-disciplinary perspective in examining the lack of diversity in academic settings, the existing challenges and the success stories. The summer school will engage with issues of representation and inclusion in academic settings and aims to enquire about the responsibilities of academic thought towards societal issues.

Lectures, debates, case studies, and methodological workshops are accompanied by talks on a variety of topics surrounding Gender and Diversity in Academia, given by scholars from the University of Groningen as well as internally renowned experts. The summer school offers interactive learning opportunities in a lively academic setting, and will stimulate dialogue and critical reflection between teachers, speakers and participants. Social and cultural activities such as concerts and film screenings create thought-provoking spaces to broaden the academic activities.

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