Gender research and the new governance of science

Welcome to the website of this research project!

Currently the science system and especially the universities are of high importance and at the same time contested: As sites of the production of societal useful and utilisable knowledge and of the monopolized acquirement and the allocation of academic qualifications, scientific organisations are of high meaning for late modern knowledge societies and their outstanding position under conditions of globalisation and internationalisation.

Thereby the question of gender equality is also put on the agenda. Gender equality politics consists of the double strategy of personally addressed actions for women and the strategy of gender mainstreaming, which addresses organisations. However, gender research aims at transforming knowledge, epistemological modes and the forms of knowledge production. There are tensions between gender equality politics and gender research.

Please feel invited to get more information about the scientific project “Gender research and the new governance of science” on the following websites.

 

 

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