Zentrum für Gender und Diversität


The following projects of the MOVES team may give you an impression of our core research topics:


re-ment – Reverse-Mentoring as Means for the Deconstruction of Gender Stereotypes in ICT (FEM-Tech project funded by the Austrian Ministry for Traffic, Innovation an Technology; Coordination: Dr. Zauchner-Studnicka) 

In applying a reverse mentoring approach, the project re-ment aims at raising the interest of female students for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) professions and at contributing to the deconstruction of gender stereotypes in this field. This approach offers a completely new and innovative perspective in the field of gender equality and advancement of girls in technology. The project implements reverse-mentoring programs in four partner schools, the main result being a comprehensive course for teacher education.

DIABgender – Gender Specific Diabetes-Self-Management (FEM-Tech-Project; Consultancy in gender issues: Dr. Zauchner-Studnicka)

DIABgender is coordinated by the Salzburg Research GmbH and develops a knowledge model for diabetes self-management. The starting point is an analysis of biological and social factors influencing diabetes self-management. DIABgender aims at increasing the benefit of personalised IT-based solutions for diabetes disease management.

MIT-MUT – Girls and ICT  – Girls and Entrepreneurship (FEMTech Project; Gender Consultancy: Dr. Zauchner-Studnicka, Mag. Gindl)

The aim of the project MIT-MUT – coordinated by MAKAM Research GmbH – is to encourage girls to develop entrepreneurship skills in the ICT-sector and to promote their technical and entrepreneurial skills. This aim will be realized by the implementation of a game based learning approach within a Social Enterprise Network.

fe|male – Gendersensitive and Participative Design of Technologically Supported Learning Scenarios  (Austrian Ministry of Science: Sparkling Science; Coordinator: Dr. Zauchner-Studnicka)

fe|male analysed the use of Web 2.0 technologies, and explored their didactical potential with respect to gender sensitive education in schools. The project involved pupils – i.e. their different views and perspectives – throughout the whole life time of the project and focussed on the integration of the participants’ ideas for the implementation of Web 2.0 technologies in education.

Gender-Analysis of the IT-Infrastructure in Austrian Schools (Austrian Ministry of Education and Culture; Coordination: Dr. Zauchner-Studnicka)

Within the Gender-Analysis of IT-Infrastructure in Austrian Schools the  information technology facilities in all Austrian Schools were quantitatively analysed with regard to gender effects and their contextual factors. The study aimed at recommendations for next steps.

FEMRoute (Project of the Salzburg Resarch GmbH; consultancy for gender issues; Mag. Gindl und Dr. Zauchner-Studnicka)

FEMRoute focussed on the gender specific design of mobility services. A qualitative and a quantitative Research design was employed in order to find out the needs of different target groups. Data derived from these studies were used for the development of mobility services for female pedestrians.

ADVANCE – Advanced Training for Women in Scientific Research (European Commission, 6th. EU-Framework Program- Science and Society; Lead of work packages by Mag. Gindl and Dr. Zauchner-Studnicka)

Within the project ADVANCE an international training, mentoring-and coaching program for female junior researchers was developed. The Project was awarded with the  “egov ebusiness award Lower Austria 2008“ – „Equality in IT“.

SITCOM –  Simulating IT Careers for Women (European Commission Sokrates – Minerva; Coordination Dr. Zauchner-Studnicka)

The aim if the SITCOM Project was the development of an internet platform. The core element of this platform was a role play for girls in which they could experience days in the lives of women in technological occupations. The girls get familiar with technical jobs in solving tasks, embedded in stories of working days of  architects, landscape engineers, IT project managers etc. The Project was awarded with the „Comenius EduMedia Award 2007“.

CBT Evaluation– Equal Projekt (Learn Forever) – Evaluation of Learning Software for Educationally Disadvantaged Women (study commissioned by ABZ Austria; Coordination Dr. Zauchner-Studnicka)

In the scope of this project CBTs (Leaning software for less educated women) were evaluated along a specifically developed criteria catalogue.

Evaluation of Advancement Measures for Women of the Ministry of Science and Research (cooperation Mag. Michaela Gindl)

Within this project, the measures and activities set by the Ministry of Science and Research in the context of gender equality and women´s advancement were evaluated.  The study was conducted by the „Institut für Höhere Studien (IHS)“, „der Fakultät für Interdisziplinäre Forschung und Fortbildung (IFF) der Universität Klagenfurt“ and the „Joanneum Research Wien (JR)“ (2003-2004).

Guideline für Gender Sensitive Didactics (ESF, Ministry of Education and Culture, „IFF – Fakultät für interdisziplinäre Forschung und Fortbildung“ of the University of Klagenfurt“, Women`s Bureau of the City of Vienna; collaboration Mag. Michaela Gindl)

The guideline „Universität und Arbeitsmarkt – Berufsorientierung und prozessorientiertes Lernen an Universitäten“ was developed within the project. Further, a formative evaluation of the course „occupational orientation“ was made.  Based upon the data of the sturdy – commissioned by the Women´s Bureau of the City of Vienna – the guideline for gender sensitive didactics was developed.

Analysis of  Models for  „Mentoring of Female Graduates of Technological Studies“ (FFG; collaboration Mag. Michaela Gindl)

The study was conducted in collaboration with the „Institut für Gestaltungs- und Wirkungsforschung“ of the Technical University of Vienna.  It focussed on an analysis of mentoring programs for women in technology.  The programs as well focussed on the transition phase from University to employment as on mentoring in companies employing technicians.