Gender Balance Actions, Policies and Strategies for STEMResults from a World Café Conversation

  1. Francisco José García-Peñalvo 1
  2. Alessandro Bello
  3. Angeles Dominguez 2
  4. Romero Chacón, Rosaura M. 3
  1. 1 Universidad de Salamanca

    Universidad de Salamanca

    Salamanca, España


  2. 2 Universidad Andrés Bello

    Universidad Andrés Bello

    Santiago de Chile, Chile


  3. 3 Universidad de Costa Rica

    Universidad de Costa Rica

    San José, Costa Rica


Education in the knowledge society (EKS)

ISSN: 2444-8729 1138-9737

Year of publication: 2019

Issue: 20

Type: Article

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W-STEM project is working to reduce the existing gender gap in Science, specifically in STEM fields in Latin America. During an International Leadership Summit, held in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) on November 26th, 2019 within the project scope, forty-four people, including researchers and policymakers at the higher education institutions, participated in a World Café conversation to discuss about the potential actions, policies and strategies might be develop in the universities to reduce the above mentioned gender gap in STEM studies. Four tables were conducted, and this paper summarizes the most outstanding conclusions of the conversations.

Funding information

With the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union in its Key Action 2 “Capacity-building in Higher Education”. Project W-STEM “Building the future of Latin America: engaging women into STEM” (Reference number 598923-EPP-1-2018-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP). The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute an endorsement of the contents which re 퀀lects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.


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