USI hosts for the first time the International EUGAIN Summer Training School
Institutional Communication Service
19 April 2022
The USI Faculty of Informatics will host, for the first time, the International EUGAIN Summer Training School from 6 to 8 June 2022, at the East Campus Lugano, with a focus on gender in informatics.
Science and gender equality are vital to achieving those development goals agreed upon internationally, including the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In recent decades, the global community has made many efforts to inspire and engage women and girls in science. Yet women and girls continue to be excluded from full participation in this field. Currently, less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women. Furthermore, according to data provided by UNESCO, only 30% of all female students choose to pursue higher education in fields dedicated to so-called STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
The goal of EUGAIN is to boost gender balance, particularly in Informatics at all levels, by creating a European network of colleagues working at the forefront of gender balance efforts in Informatics in their countries and research communities.
EUGAIN-STS 2022 at USI will therefore focus on how to conduct gender-related research studies. Participants will acquire the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to design gender and gender-sensitive studies in Informatics. The goal is to work on the design of a study in their research area that considers gender issues and allows for the exchange and sharing of ideas.