BACK TO Research in Austria

Women and Science

Austria’s equality policy in science and research consists of a policy mix of strategies, instruments and measures to translate national equality legislation into effective action to address gender imbalances in higher education and research institutions. Therefore, Austria has put various measures in place to promote women and to increase the rate of women in science, research and industry. As guidance for female scientists, we have collected weblinks to gender issues in science, to research funding and to national projects supporting women in research.




In order to develop effective strategies to ensure the full participation of women in industrial research the European Commission's DG Research started the EU Research initiative WIR - Women in industrial research