Gender bias in academic recruitment and promotion. Recognizing and overcoming it [2020-10-29]


29 October 2020


14:00-15:15 (Brussels time)




1 day

Learning Objectives

  • Sensitise about the benefits of recruiting diverse talents
  • Highlight how bias is often embedded in recruitment processes, tools, and lexicon (i.e. pre-determined candidate profiles, the different value attributed to same psychological traits/attitudes of men and women, etc.)
  • Familiarise with existing promising practices


Target Group

  • Decision-makers (Heads of institutes/departments)
  • HR managers
  • Administrative staff




Jadranka Gvozdanovic

Professor, University of Heidelberg; Chair of LERU Policy Group on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

PhD with distinction from the University of Amsterdam, Professorships at the University of Mannheim and (since 1997) University of Heidelberg. Positions in leading bodies of universities and research organizations. Corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences. President elect of the International Society for Historical Linguistics (to function from 2022). Since 2010 Chair of LERU Policy Group on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
Academic expertise in Linguistics, Cultural Studies and Gender Studies. Focus on systemic change. Expert in qualitative and quantitative methods. In Gender Studies, expert on Implicit Bias in Academia and procedures to discover and tackle bias.

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