ETF takes a step towards gender equality with new webpage


MINDtheGEPs goal is to achieve gender equality in research organizations by addressing systematic and cultural imbalances, by focusing on fixing the system, not the women. The University of Belgrade’s School of Electrical Engineering, ETF, has recently launched a webpage dedicated to gender equality as a part of their efforts to promote and prioritize this issue. 

ETF is one of the first higher education institution in Serbia to commit to a Gender Equality Plan. Like all MINDtheGEPs partners, their efforts are centred on promoting gender balances in decision making, improving women’s career prospects and incorporating gender dimensions into research content and teaching. With a particular focus on increasing women’s participation in research, the actions outlined in the EFT plan are designed to create more equitable and diverse opportunities in research and innovation. ETF has recently been focusing on gender equality with decision-making bodies across the organisation paying significant attention to this topic. One important milestone was the launch of a dedicated webpage, where all gender-related policies at both the university and faculty levels are collected. The page also serves as a resource for ETF employees to identify key contacts for any gender-related initiatives. This webpage does not only place the school in a leading position in gender equality, but also demonstrate ETF’s dedication to equality as a fundamental principle, at the core of the organisation. So far, the  ETF Gender Equality Plan is only available to read in Serbian, but the web resources are available in both Serbian and English.

The University of Belgrade’s School of Electrical Engineering is the oldest and the highest ranking higher education institution in Serbia in the field of electrical engineering and computer science. It was also one of the first Serbian institutions that adopted a gender equality plan. Data collected in the initial phase of MINDtheGEPs have been crucial for developing a gender equality plan that is tailored to address challenges that are specific to STEM fields in general, and particular to the organisational structure and culture. Read our previous report on how ETF is using gender data to tailor equality measures in science and engineering.

By Märta Karlén

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Last modified: 2023-08-25