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IRELAND: Higher Education Institutions Will Risk Funding Penalties if They Fail to Address Gender Inequality, June 2016

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IRELAND: Higher Education Institutions Will Risk Funding Penalties if They Fail to Address Gender Inequality, June 2016

Our GENDER-NET partner, the Irish Higher Education Authority (HEA), published on June 27th 2016 their report on the national review of gender equality in higher education carried out since 2015. Compiled by the Expert Group commissioned by HEA and chaired by former EU Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, the report publishes key statistics & findings, as well as "ambitious and radical" recommendations for Higher education institutions, HEA, Irish research-funding agencies and other stakeholders to "focus on how organisation and culture must change to achieve gender equality". Next step for the HEA is to develop a detailed implementation plan, which will include a "robust system of follow up evaluation and performance monitoring linked to funding through the HEA’s strategic dialogue process". The report, referring to GENDER-NET as an example of policy implementation, is available on the HEA’s website