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By Sabine Grenz, Beate Kortendiek, Marianne Kriszio, Andrea Löther

For the final 20 years gender equality has been at the time table of nationwide better schooling guidelines either inside Europe and past it.
prior examine during this quarter has produced a number of case experiences approximately programmes at associations of upper schooling in addition to stories approximately nationwide regulations. construction in this fabric, the authors of this ebook examine less than which situations equality programmes are winning. on the way to advance a deeper figuring out of the mechanisms of and boundaries to gender equality in better schooling this e-book offers comparative reviews and examine targeting the advance of gender equality regulations in numerous international locations, in addition to reviews at the stipulations for imposing guidelines, adjustments in recommendations and the overview of gender equality programmes.

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The target groups under investigation are next-generation researchers across all qualification levels (doctoral, post-doc, habilitation). Those academics who have left research careers are also included. There are two reasons for concentrating on next-generation researchers: On the one hand, the disadvantages and difficulties for women occur above all in the pre-professorship phases of the career path. On the other hand, these early-career trajectories can be investigated using various methodological approaches, thereby illuminating different aspects of the biographies and leading to a more complete picture.

3. 4. 5. Female scientists may spend more time on individual cross-fertilization activities as well as borrow tools, concepts, data, methods, or results from more fields and/or disciplines at greater rates than their male counterparts; On average, female affiliates (particularly female graduate student affiliates) do seem to participate in more "knowledge producing" teamcollaborations but fewer "information sharing" relations across different fields and/or disciplines than male affiliates (Rhoten 2003); Female scientists, (particularly, female graduate students) are more likely than male graduate students to pursue field-creation activities by pursuing domains that sit at the intersection of multiple fields and/or disciplines; Many of the interdisciplinary domains have attracted higher female enrollment rates than their related disciplinary departments, even in areas where young female scientists are not predominant; and Female students may be more likely also to engage in research that not only draws on multiple fields and/or disciplines but, in its problem-oriemation, also seeks to serve multiple stakeholder groups outside of academe, especially in interdisciplinary domains concerned with environmental management and ecological conservation.

In this case, it did not matter whether the applications were successful or not. Those individuals who were already 45 or older in 2002 were excluded. All applications submitted by individuals in this period were included, such as projects in which they had appeared as co-applicants as well as all fellowship applications. One difficulty that arose was that the GA did not have access to information about all the variables relevant to the investigation, such as the applicant's subject of study at university or present position.

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