Area 2: Research

Strategic area 2: Research

Make gender equality a key part of the UOC's research and innovation strategy

Strategic objective 1

Operational objectives and actions

Ensure gender parity and the gender perspective in the UOC's councils, boards, committees, and research and innovation teams

Actions:

  • Analyse the make-up and selection criteria of the R&I governing units
  • Single out any panels that should be updated to ensure parity 
  • Incorporate the gender perspective in the faculties' and research centres' research plans

Support women's progress throughout their academic careers

Actions:

  • Provide UOC research staff with leadership training that helps them adopt the gender perspective
  • Review, update and publicize the work-life balance policy for non-permanent principal investigators

Promote and draw attention to gender equality in research and transfer output

Strategic objective 2

Operational objectives and actions

Train and educate research staff so that they can approach their work from the gender perspective

Actions:

  • Train research staff to work the gender perspective into their research
  • Roll out measures to involve the gender perspective in projects submitted to competitive calls
  • Draw up an awareness-raising strategy to familiarize research staff with the gender perspective and what it means for their work

Put all the knowledge generated at the UOC about gender at the disposal of the entire community

Actions:

  • Hold brainstorming sessions to decide how to turn knowledge about gender into measures that improve the UOC's internal policies or into best practices that can be shared with other universities 
  • Add any best practices that come out of these sessions to the Gender Equality Plan 2020-2025
  • Design specific outreach strategies to disseminate gender-related research results
  • Curate a collection of final projects related to gender in the UOC's institutional repository, O2
  • Carry out a gender analysis of the open access e-journals promoted by the UOC
  • Encourage a publish collection on gender, women, feminism and sexuality

Promote gender equality in entrepreneurship programmes

Strategic objective 3

Operational objectives and actions

Train and educate entrepreneurs so that they involve the gender perspective in their projects

Actions:

  • Locate and draw attention to materials that raise awareness of the gender perspective in entrepreneurship
  • Familiarize the UOC community of entrepreneurs with the gender perspective

Include the gender perspective in activities aimed at fostering entrepreneurship

Actions:

  • Employ gender-inclusive written and audiovisual language on the Hubbik website and in any outreach materials it publicizes