Gender Equality Monitoring

Institute “Mihailo Pupin” (PUPIN) is the leading Serbian R&D institution in information and communication technologies (ICT), as well as the biggest and the oldest ICT institute in South-eastern Europe. PUPIN offers dynamic, challenging working environment for 420 employees, 65% being researchers (professors, senior research staff, researchers, junior research staff, and ICT professionals).

PUPIN has a long term commitment to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees. Since 2008, the employees’ data (employment, career progression, departure, retirement) is collected on daily basis and analysis of career progression is available on click (Equalities monitoring and on-going analysis action). In 2013, the gender equality activities were strengthened with different actions defined in the GenderTime Action plan. As significant results achieved in the last three years we can point to the


•           Number of women at management positions


The percentage of females at management positions increased in 2013 from 25% to 37, 50%. Since 2013, for the first time in its history, the Institute Director General position is occupied by woman. Additionally, the Heads of Business Services and the Legal Department are females as well.


•           Number of awards won by female staff


At the end of the year PUPIN awards the best employees for their results in that year. 33% of awarded employees for 2013 were women, see Also, one of the two awards PUPIN received at the International Technical Fair, see, was a result of a doctoral thesis of female researcher.


•           Number of promotions in scientific titles approved by the Ministry of education, science and technological development


The career progression of research staff is planned and monitored by the Scientific Council of the Institute "Mihajlo Pupin". Members of the Council, employees with PhD degrees, are responsible for the implementation of the mentoring scheme and promotion of young researchers into research titles. The Scientific Council suggests candidate for promotions, while the titles are approved by the Ministry. In 2013, 2 of the 3 promoted researchers were females.