International Research Group: Entrepreneurial University and Gender Change

The European academic world is undergoing a far-reaching re-organization, which fosters the higher education institutions to position themselves under the new competitive conditions. The restructuring processes cause far-going consequences for the organisation of the higher education system, for the working conditions of academic and non-academic personnel and for the scientific knowledge production. They also affect the employment situation of males and females, the knowledge production in relation to gender and the institutionalization of gender studies, as well as equal opportunities and gender policies. The International Research Group "Entrepreneurial University and Gender Change" analyses these trends from an internationally comparative perspective.

Start 04/2008

Financed in the framework of Maria-Goeppert-Mayer-Programme by the Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony and by the University of Göttingen (Initiators: Academic Senior Counsellor (AOR’in) PD Dr. Ilse Costas, Institute for Sociology, in the application und Dr. Edit Kirsch-Auwärter, Equal Opportunities Office, Prof. Dr. Brigitte Aulenbacher as a visiting professor 04-08/2008 und PD Dr. Birgit Riegraf as a visiting professor 09/2008- 09/2009)


Prof. Dr. Brigitte Aulenbacher (Linz), Prof. Dr. Regine Bendl (Vienna), Prof. Dr. Monica Budowski (Fribourg), PD Dr. Ilse Costas (Göttingen), Prof. Dr. Sabine Hark (Berlin), Prof. Dr. Johanna Hofbauer (Vienna), Prof. Dr. Heike Kahlert (Hildesheim/Rostock), Prof. Dr. Brigitte Liebig (Olten), Prof. Dr. Ursula Müller (Bielefeld), Prof. Dr. Julia Nentwich (St. Gallen), Prof. Dr. Birgit Riegraf (Paderborn), Prof. Dr. Birgit Sauer (Vienna), Prof. Dr. Angelika Wetterer (Graz)


Organization and realisation of the International Conference "GenderChange in Academia – Re-Mapping the Fields of Work, Knowledge, and Politics" from February 13 to 15, 2009 at the University of Göttingen, financed by the Equal Opportunities Office of the university with funds of the excellence initiative at the University of Göttingen; publication of the conference papers.