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GENOVATE Launch at the University of Bradford

25 February 13


The Centre for Inclusion and Diversity at the University of Bradford is coordinating a 3.2m Euros research project which seeks to transform organisational culture towards more gender-competent management in research and innovation.

The GENOVATE project, which will span over four years, is funded by the European Commission FP7 (Framework Programme 7) and operates across seven European partner universities. 

Despite advances in equality principles and policies in Europe, there is still a persistence of differential career patterns and outcomes for men and women researchers. The GENOVATE project aims to target fields in which men or women are under-represented and will contribute to the improvement of working conditions, encouraging a more plural perspective in research.

The project will achieve this through the implementation of Gender Equality Action Plans with sustainable strategies within each partner institution, and the development of a Social Model of Gender Equality Implementation for wider application to other organisations and stakeholders, not only in the participating countries, but also across Europe.

Professor Uduak Archibong, Professor of Diversity and Director of the Centre for Inclusion and Diversity and GENOVATE Co-ordinator, welcomes the unique opportunity afforded by the project. Reaffirming the project aims to implement innovative, locally appropriate, structural, cultural and sustainable strategies for change in universities and research organisations she added; "I am delighted with the strong collaboration between the University and our consortium partners in encouraging a more gender-competent management to promote the ways in which gender equality and diversity benefit excellence in research and innovation."

The launch will take place on March 6, 2013 from 10:00am until 12:30pm at Great Hall, Richmond Building, University of Bradford and will be attended by the city of Bradford’s Deputy Lord Mayor Mike Gibbons.

25 February 13

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