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Monday, 16 September 2019 - Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Inequality vs Inclusiveness in Changing Academic Governance

Date and time

Monday 16 September 2019 – Tuesday 17 September 2019


University of Naples Federico II
Naples, Italy


EUMENT-NET and the Department of Political Science University of Naples Federico II

Participation fee

80-120€, with special fees for some participants
See here for more information


Early bird deadline: 31 July 2019
Standard deadline: 31 August 2019
Register here

Call for proposals

Deadline 14 July 2019

Further information

Conference website

In recent decades, profound transformations have been re-shaping academia and the research environment. Recent reforms in funding structures, research assessment exercises, and accountability procedures are redesigning the practices in academic work, redefining research schedules and determining relevant effects on scientific career paths. The academic practices emerging in these contexts produce new inequalities while strengthening old ones. Changing rules in recruitment and career development of researchers in some instances reduce and in others intensify the pre-existing gender gaps, having ambivalent impacts on different researchers’ cohorts, on minorities, on universities of different sizes, and different regional contexts.

Photo: Sylvia Yang

This conference, organised by the University of Naples Federico II and EUMENT-NET (European network of mentoring programs in academia), aims to encourage the debate about the impact of current transformations on academic landscapes in terms of gender and diversity, and about the achievements of equality action plans and related practices among, academics and researchers from different research fields, decision-makers in academia and government bodies, and practitioners from academic and research institutions (project managers and persons in charge of the implementation of gender equality plans/projects, mentoring programs, etc., and other HR development professionals).

On the 18th of September 2019, the General Assembly of the EUMENT-NET will be held. This meeting is also open to those (non-members) interested in EUMENT-NET’s agenda (e.g.) mentoring programs coordinators or people thinking about setting up a mentoring program at their institution. We will discuss the plan for 2020 and the possibilities of future cooperation among our members. It is a good opportunity for non-members to gain useful contacts and information, and to explore a possible interest in membership.

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