TU Wien Informatics

Several Female Support Activities Later – What Have We Learned?

  • 2023-06-19
  • Women in Informatics

Dean Gerti Kappel talks about her learnings from equality initiatives as part of the Informatics Europe Gender Equality in Informatics Webinar Series.

Several Female Support Activities Later – What Have We Learned?
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After 20+ years of implementing, nudging, and pushing female support measures at TU Wien, the learnings have become obvious. It’s all about role models, early opportunities to get in touch with computational thinking, starting even in primary school, networking opportunities from the very beginning on when female students enter university, and affirmative action. The webinar will shed some light on our findings and showcase the path to receiving the 2022 Informatics Europe Minerva Equality Award.

Please register for this talk via the Informatics Europe Webinar Series.

About Gerti Kappel

Gerti Kappel is Dean of the Faculty of Informatics of TU Wien since 2020. She has been Professor of Business Informatics at the Institute of Information Systems Engineering at TU Wien since 2001 and heads the Business Informatics Group. Previously, she was Professor of Computer Science (Database Systems) and head of the Information Systems Department at Johannes Kepler University Linz from 1993 to 2001. From 2004 to 2007, she was Dean of Studies for Business Informatics. From 2003 to 2007, she initiated and led the internationally renowned Women Postgraduate College of Internet Technologies (WIT), which paved the way for several ongoing support programs for women at university level. From 2014 to 2017, she was on the Board of Trustees of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). From 2016 to 2019 she was on the Dean’s Team of the Faculty of Informatics, responsible for Research, Diversity and Finance. Her current research interests include Model Engineering, Web Engineering, and Process Engineering with a special focus on Cyber-Physical Production Systems. Her concern for the unity of research and teaching is evidenced by the scientific textbooks “UML@Work “ (dpunkt.verlag, 3rd edition, 2005, co-author), “UML@Classroom “ (Springer, 2015, co-author) and “Web Engineering” (Wiley, 2006, co-editor).

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