IADT to lead Gender Equality Enhancement project for Computing in Higher Education
IADT will lead the project – “Irish Network for Gender Equality in Computing (INGENIC): The Collective Voice for Gender Equality in Computing with partners GMIT and Maynooth University”. INGENIC is an Irish network of academics with members from HEIs across Ireland, including IADT. Their aim is to address the gender balance for staff and students in third-level computing. INGENIC provides a platform to coordinate the research carried out by many HEIs in relation to gender equality within computing.
The funding provided by the HEA to IADT, GMIT, and MU will create two research assistant roles. These research assistants will work to ensure a united approach to data gathering and analysis in the area of gender equality in computing. They will also develop a strategic coordinated approach to equality, diversion, and inclusion (EDI) enhancement initiatives. The HEA funding will guarantee the continued momentum of INGENIC’s work to date and strengthen the visibility of the INGENIC network.