EUt+ Hosts 1st International Conference about Equality in Higher Education

15 Nov, 2021

The European University of Technology (EUt+) hosted its first International Conference on Equality in Higher Education was held in Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT) between 10 - 12 November.

TU Dublin leads the work on gender and equality in EUt+. The organising team, comprising UPCT and TU Dublin members, worked hard to create a programme of first-class speakers and panel experts from across Europe.  This included Marcos Ros, a Member of the European Parliament speaking on EU Equality Policies, Catriona Graham from the European Women's Lobby in Brussels, and Santiago Fern√°ndez from the Men's Association for Gender Equality in Spain. 

During the opening session, Professor Yvonne Galligan of TU Dublin delivered a keynote speech on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; Professor Sarah Jane Delany participated in a panel discussion about Equality and STEM, and Dr Noirin MacNamara and Melody Chinenyanga participated in a panel discussion about Equality and Organisational Culture in Higher Education chaired by Sara Clavero.   

Finally, Dr Deirdre McQuillan participated in the Plenary at the close of the conference and concluding observations. The broad scope of speakers and participants brought into sharp focus the responsibility of everyone in working towards equality and the participation of women across higher education in what is a fragile, slow and sometimes regressive journey. 

You can see recorded keynotes and roundtable discussions from the conference here.

1st International Conference on Equality in Higher Education Schedule