ASSERT is delighted to partner with UCC, RCSI, TUDublin in HEA funded LIBRA

LIBRA – Future Proofing Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutions – Experiential Learning in Simulation for Students. The HEA has awarded funding of totalling €286,114 across 8 projects, under the Gender Equality Enhancement Fund 2020 to advance gender equality initiatives in Irish higher education. Awards were made across three areas:

  • research on or advancing gender equality initiatives in Ireland.
  • training programmes specifically addressing gender equality.
  • Athena SWAN capacity-building activities.

Projects were funded across several areas including the promotion of female role models in the physical sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics (pSTEM), development and implementation of gender identity, expression and diversity training for staff in Irish HEIs, establishment of networks to support female participation in computer science, resources to support the academic advancement of mid-career female staff, provision of gender equality–based leadership training to future leaders, and development of resources to assist departments in modelling gender-disaggregated data against national trends.


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