Partner 4: University of Klagenfurt (UNIKLU), Austria
The Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture (IFZ) was established in 1988 and is a unit of the Faculty for Interdisciplinary Studies (IFF) of the University of Klagenfurt. In the IFZ research unit "Women - Technology - Environment", the main emphasis is put on the questions "Why are women underrepresented in natural science and engineering?" "What's the role of gender in engineering?" Beside various national research projects in the field of gender and engineering this research unit was and is member of several European Commission funded projects like "WomEng - Creating Cultures of Success for Women Engineers" (FP 5), which ended in 2005, "PROMETEA - Empowering Women Engineers Careers in Industrial and Academic Research" (FP 6), "Advance - Advanced Training for Women in Scientific Research" (FP 6) and "MOTIVATION - Promoting positive images of SET in young people under gender perspective" (FP 7).

Persons involved:
Dr. Christine Wächter, director of IFZ and Associate Professor for Continuing Education at the University of Klagenfurt and Scientific Director of the Centre of Women Studies and Gender Research at Klagenfurt University.
E-mail: waechter@ifz.tugraz.at

Dr. Anita Thaler, researcher at IFZ in the field of gender and technology and lecturer at the Universities of Graz and Klagenfurt

MA Birgit Hofstätter holds a teaching degree in English, Psychology and Philosophie from Karl-Franzens-University in Graz.

MA Daniela Freitag is a researcher and currently writing her PhD.

 
 
 
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