25-26 November 2020
London, UK

Setting the gender agenda in higher education

25-26 November 2020 | London, UK

As the number of new cases of Covid-19 escalates across the world, we are continuing to be flexible with our events with our primary concern being the health and well-being of our delegates, speakers, partners and staff. The symposium was planned to take place on Tuesday 28 April 2020. In the current circumstances, this event has been rescheduled and will feature at THE Live in London on 25-26 November 2020. We will, of course, continue to monitor developments and notify you of any updates concerning the event. In the meantime, you can sign up to our THE  Live mailing list.


What is the THE  Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Symposium?

The journey to workplace gender equality is complex and few in higher education would claim that enough is being done to close the pay gap and eradicate inequality and bias across the academy.

We live in uncertain times and universities, as engines of social growth, should be paving the way forward when it comes to tackling society’s most pressing issues and educating the public on the need for gender equality. So why has progress been so slow?

At Times Higher Education ’s inaugural Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Symposium, we will be challenging the current framework for gender equality in higher education and ask how universities can more effectively set the gender agenda when it comes to creating an environment that best represents the society it serves.

Delegates can expect to learn from insightful case studies, research and expertise from across academia and industry on how the sector can turn good intentions into transformational change.

The event will also see the exclusive reveal of the top 200 universities led by women, based on the latest THE  World University Rankings data.


Featured articles

Women make progress on authorship but miss grants and patents

Global scholarship is moving slowly towards gender parity in terms of researcher numbers, according to a large-scale study of authorship data, but major inequalities remain in areas such as patents and collaboration.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 11:00 am

Gender quotas and equality plans won’t work without a culture change

Susanne Täuber warns that mandatory gender diversity measures will be no more successful in the corporate world than they have been in academia unless genuine organisational transformation is achieved.

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Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11:08 am

Academics ‘need training’ on sex and gender in research

Universities must train academics to incorporate sex and gender analysis into their research and teaching, according to a new paper co-authored by a leading expert on gender in science. The study says that universities need to ‘step up’ to continue the progress made by funding agencies and journals.

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Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 11:04 am

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