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Preparation and Implementation Stages of Gender Equality Plan at Information Science and Technology Organization

Lithuanian Case

Daina Gudoniene    Informatics Faculty at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania    

Danguole Rutkauskiene    Informatics Faculty at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania    



Gender inequality in technological sciences is a problem, which discussed louder than ever. The number of women and men working in the technology sector still struggles to reach equality. The same applies to technological faculties of universities, as women often undertake roles, which include administrative work mostly. This case provides an analysis of the situation at the Kaunas University of Technology (KTU). In Lithuania, the distribution between men and women studying in the field of ICT is similar to the global trend. A big gap can be observed between boys and girls studying in the field of ICT and engineering. During the EQUAL-IST project implementation period, many positive structural changes implemented in the University not only in the faculty level but in the institutional level as well. The study illustrates the preparation and implementation stages of the KTU Gender Equality Plan.

keywords: Equality. Gender Gap. Inequality. Research. STEM.

Lingua: en

Published: 17 Dicembre 2019
permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/978-88-6969-334-2/006

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