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Current Projects

Project duration:  01.10.2022 - 30.09.2026

Project lead: Dr. Andrea Löther, Dr. Lena Weber, Dr. Anke Lipinsky

Funded by: Horizon Europe, funding number 101058537

INSPIRE – Centre of Excellence on Inclusive Gender Equality in Research & Innovation: Creating Knowledge & Engaging in Collaborative Action

The European project INSPIRE aims to develop a sustainable center that develops innovative, inclusive and research-based gender equality policies and tools for the academic world. The subproject of INSPIRE, located at CEWS, aims to conduct methodological research in the field of monitoring gender equality plans. 

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News from the project: CEWS has advertised a post-doc position for the project.


Project duration: 01.02.2021 - 31.01.2024

Project lead: Dr. Anke Lipinsky

Funded by: EU, Horizon 2020

UniSAFE – Gender-based violence and institutional responses: Building a knowledge base and operational tools to make universities and research organizations safe 

The research project UniSAFE will produce robust knowledge on gender-based violence (GBV) in universities and research organizations and translate the knowledge into operational tools and recommendations for universities, research organizations and policymakers to reduce GBV. UniSAFE examines the mechanisms of GBV, its determinants, antecedents and consequences. A holistic 7P model, covering prevalence, prevention, protection, prosecution, provision of services, partnerships and policy, is used to collect and analyze data on different levels.

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News from the project: UniSAFE launched the next step of its research at the organizational level: case studies.


Project duration: 01.09.2019 - 31.12.2022

Project lead: Dr. Nina Steinweg

Funded by: BMBF - Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Funding number 01FP1901

StaRQ Standards, guidelines and quality assurance for gender equality in academia

The StaRQ project pursues two main objectives. On the one hand, quality standards and guidelines for measures to promote gender equality in academia are to be developed. On the other hand, different (virtual) platforms will be created for the sustainable exchange of experts for the quality assurance of gender equality measures in academia.

An online portal promotes exchange and networking. The central component of this portal is the INKA database, in which selected quality-assured models from German scientific institutions can be searched.

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News from the project: Expert council meeting with focus on gender competence and gender sensitization


Project duration: 01.09.2021 - 31.10.2022

Project lead: Dr. Andrea Löther; Dr. Nina Steinweg (substitute)

Funded by: KIT

KIT-Survey – Survey to evaluate the current situation of women professors at KIT

The study aims to survey and analyze the general conditions under which female professors work at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Issues are gender-specific aspects and possible gender inequalities in the work situation of female professors. The analysis of the empirical results will lead to recommendations for action to improve existing gender equality policy measures and, if necessary, develop new measures.

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News from the project: At the end of August, the German and English questionnaires of the KIT survey were published.