Gender in academia and research: Countering persistent and emerging challenges to equality

Deadline for submission: Closed

The Trinity Centre for Gender Equality and Leadership, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, with sponsorship from the Irish Government Department of Education and Skills, Higher Education Authority and Irish Research Council, are inviting researchers, professors, administrators, policy-makers, practitioners and students to Dublin, on 20-22 August 2018, to attend the 10th European Conference on Gender Equality in Higher Education.


Since 1998, the European Conferences on Gender Equality in Higher Education have regularly brought together hundreds of gender equality actors from Europe and beyond. The conferences provide an established international forum for discussion and exchange of information and experiences, allowing the sharing of good practices and research results on the changes and challenges related to gender in academia. Nine conferences have been organised since 1998 across Europe, about every two years. The latest one was hosted by French key Higher Education stakeholders, in September 2016 (https://9euconfgender.sciencesconf.org). The European Network on Gender Equality in Higher Education, established after the first conference in Helsinki, continues to contribute to the continuity and organisation of these conferences.

Ireland is hosting this event for the first time. Gender research, including research on women in academia, is well developed in Ireland and has grown considerably over the last ten years. As the funder for Higher Education Institutions in Ireland, the Higher Education Authority produced a Review of Gender Equality in National in Higher Education Institutions in June 2016. In 2017 the Minister for Higher Education established a Task Force to oversee the far-reaching recommendations contained in the review.  Irish Higher Education Institutions, as well as associations and companies, are involved in numerous gender equality-related actions, with partners in various European networks. Notably, Ireland is the project coordinator for the H2020 Systemic Action for Gender Equality (SAGE) 2016-19 (http://www.sage-growingequality.eu).

Proposals are sought that address the following themes on gender equality in higher education, research, teaching and learning from institutional, national, European and international perspectives:

  • Public policies and legal provisions promoting gender equality
  • Higher education reforms and their gender impacts
  • Structural change and institutional gender equality plans
  • Indicators, measurements and metrics
  • Gender balance, diversity, discrimination, intersectionality
  • Gendered access to decision-making positions
  • Leadership and management in promoting and achieving gender equality
  • Internationalisation of academia
  • Men and masculinities
  • Resistance against gender equality; implicit bias
  • Career pathways, and impediments to advancement
  • LGBTIQ+ and gender/sexual identities
  • Sexual harassment, gender-based violence and sexist behaviour
  • Gender implications in research funding
  • Gender-based research, teaching and learning, including across disciplines
  • Gender research and integration of findings into higher education, including beyond social science and humanities
  • Gender equality and anti-discrimination training for teachers, equality professionals and academic and scientific leaders and managers

To login to the abstract submission portal please click here:

https://happening.eventsair.com/10th-conference-on-gender-equality-in-higher-education/gehe-abstract-submission  or follow the link on the conference website.


Guidelines for Poster Presenters

Poster Size

The maximum size for posters is 200cm high x 97cm wide PORTRAIT format. Please do not exceed this size. Recommended sizes are: Portrait posters in A0 size (118.9cm by 84.1cm)


Displaying your Poster

Set up time to display your poster is on Sunday 19th August from 14:00 to 17:00 at the Arts Building at Trinity College Dublin (directions will be sent in due course). On Sunday 20th August, poster presenters will need to register for the conference in the entrance of the Arts Building before gaining admittance. Then proceed to the poster desk, where you will be allocated a number and provided with fixing material to display your poster on the appropriately numbered poster board. The poster boards will look like this:

Posters are to be displayed for the full three days of the conference from 21 to 22 August 2018. As the conference ends on Wednesday 22nd August at lunchtime, the organizers ask poster presenters to take down their posters after 14:00. Any posters remaining after that time will be removed by the organisers who accept no responsibility for loss or damage.


Poster Sessions

The times of the poster sessions will be announced in due course. During the poster sessions, please stand by your posters for discussions and questions.


Printing Posters

Happening Conferences has commissioned the company www.reads.ie to offer a poster printing service to poster presenters at its conference. The company offers a reasonably priced service to print your posters and have them ready for collection at the conference venue. They need to be ordered and paid for via their portal and marked GEHE 2018 and the title of the poster and abstract number. These will be collected by the organisers on Friday 17th August 2018. Alternatively, you may make your own arrangements to print your poster and bring it with you to the venue.


How to Make a Good Poster

To ensure conference delegates can easily read posters, we recommend the following minimum point size of: 60 for the title, 50 for headings, and 25 for text. There is a lot of good advice on the Internet on how to make a good scientific poster.


Displaying your Poster on the Conference Web site

Posters will also be displayed on http://genderequalityconference2018.com/ in order to maximize the readership of your poster. Please send a soft copy (pdf) of your poster to abstracts@happeningconferences.com so we can upload it to our web site.

For Further Information 

Please contact the poster session coordinators:
Aoife Jackson (aoife@happeningconferences.com +353 1 531 4118)          
Dr Judy Livingstone (judy@happeningconferences.com  +44 1786 611972)


Department of Education and Skills
Equality Conference Partners: Higher Education Authority
Equality Conference Partners: Irish Research Council
Equality Conference Partners: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Equality Conference Partners: Trinity College Diblin