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CG General Conference 6 June 2019

“Women in the University – the past, the present and the future”


Venue: JU Auditorium Maximum, ul. Krupnicza 33 (Large Hall A)


9.00-9.30 Welcome (Prof. Piotr Laidler and Rector Prof. Wojciech Nowak)

Introductory address: Vice-Rector Prof. Dorota Malec (Jagiellonian University)

9.30-10.45 Session One “Women in the University –  issues and perspectives”

The panel aims to examine the status quo with regard to the major issues related to women in the university. It will point to strategies which may help to strengthen the role of women in the higher education sector and their contribution to the knowledge development in general.

Moderator Dr hab. Beata Kowalska (Jagiellonian University)

  • Prof. Věra Sokolová (Charles University)
  • Prof. Eileen Drew (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Prof. Marina Hughson (Institute for Criminological and Sociological Research Belgrade)

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee Break

11.15 - 12.00 Key note:

Distinguished University Professor Emerita Patricia Hill Collins (University of Maryland)

12.00-13.00 Session Two "Role of women in higher education - experiences, best practices and challenges ahead"

This panel, composed of female rectors of Coimbra Group Universities will reflect upon their experiences when it comes to women in universities, especially from the position of leadership. Best practices will be shared as well as challenges that academia is facing regarding gender equality.

Moderator: Prof. Rosario Rizzuto (University of Padova)

  • Vice-Rector Dorothy Kelly (University of Granada)
  • Rector Christa Neuper (University of Graz)
  • Vice-Chancellor Eva Åkesson (Uppsala University)