Advisory Committee

·         Marina Blagojević is a sociologist, gender scholar and gender expert. Currently she holds a position of scientific counsellor at the Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research, Belgrade, and she is a director of AlteraMB - Gender Research, Training and Consultancy, Budapest. Blagojevid was university professor (University of Belgrade), and visiting professor in USA, Germany, Hungary, and Montenegro and currently in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Blagojevid has taught gender studies at CEU Gender Department, Budapest (1998-2001), lectured in different countries and published extensively in different languages.

·         Eddie Conlon is a sociologist working as the Assistant Head of the Department of Engineering Science and General Studies at the Faculty of Engineering in the Dublin Institute of Technology. He is responsible for the coordination of the provision of "non-technical" modules to engineering students. He also coordinates a Foundation Programme in Engineering. Whilst his interests have been mainly in employment relations and the sociology of work, in recent years his focus has been in engineering education. His work has focused on the public image of engineering and the recruitment of engineering undergraduates (and the failure to recruit women) and the teaching of engineering ethics and sustainability.

·         ​Claudine Hermann is Honorary Professor of Physics at Ecole Polytechnique. She was the first woman ever appointed Professor at Ecole Polytechnique (1992).. At the European Union, she was a member of the expert group that produced the 'ETAN report' (2000); she was a French member of the 'Helsinki' Group (1999 to 2005). First president of the French Femmes & Sciences (Women and Science) association, she is now President of honour and is Vice-president of the European Platform of Women Scientists. She is the author of 85 refereed papers in physics, of 35 papers in the field of promotion of science among young people and on the analysis of the situation of women in scientific and technical careers.

·         Cristina Mangia is president of the Italian Association Women and Science. She is a research scientist at the Italian National Research Council ISAC-CNR, in Lecce, where she develops research activity on physics of atmosphere. She has been responsible both of research projects and of applied projects in the environmental field, in collaboration with local entities. She is author of about 45 scientific publications on international reviews and proceedings of conferences. Since 1996, she has been taking an interest in the relationship between women, science and technology. She is authors of several papers on gender and science and is the scientific responsible of the Italian project STREGA (Science, Technology and REesearch: Gender and Access).

·         Brigitte Ratzer is head of the ‘Centre for the Promotion of Women and Gender Studies’ at the Vienna University of Technology. She is a chemical engineer and holds a PhD in Social Science Studies. Additionally to that she has been a member of the working group on equal opportunities (‘Arbeitskreis für Gleichbehandlungsfragen’) at the same institution. Her research interests focuses on gender studies in engineering education and teaching at technical universities. In this context she has been carrying out (with Bente Knoll, PhD) the first Austrian project ‘Gender￾into-teaching’. In 2009 she has received the ‘Käthe-Leichter’ State Award for her research in women and gender studies and equalization in work place from the Austrian Ministry of Education. 

·         Felizitas Sagebiel is PhD in Sociology (Technical University of Berlin) and associate professor in the Faculty of Educational and Social Sciences (University of Wuppertal, BUW). Since 2001 she is scientific leader for the University in several European Research Projects (INDECS, WOMENG, PROMETEA, MOTIVATION, Tender Meta analysis of gender) and science research integrated in numerous national and international networks. Main fields: Gender in higher education; gender in engineering; organisational culture, masculinities and men’s networks in engineering , gender studies; institutionalisation of innovative degree courses in gender studies and engineering; gender and life long learning for mature adults; peer groups gender and school success.

·         Thea Weiss Sampietro is a sociologist and senior researcher at Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Institute of Sustainable Development (INE). Her interest is in: gender aspects in organisational cultures, engineering and environmental science. Recent research has been focused on the implementation of gender equality in technical courses at Swiss Technical colleges, current research focuses on courses in industrial design, education, international management and social work.

·         Jean Soubrier is a Professor at Lumière University Lyon 2 and Dean of the Faculty of Languages. He teaches applied linguistics, translation studies and terminology. He has a special interest in the cultural dimension of translation. In his previous position at INSA Lyon he was involved into two European Research Projects addressing gender issues in higher education.