The UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality Policies in Science, Technology and Innovation has a double objective:
Firstly, improving the level of participation and leadership of women in science, technology and innovation, and supporting structural changes in organizations to achieve this aim.
Secondly, advancing the integration of gender perspectives in research, technology and innovation, and in higher education curricula in technological areas (engineering, planning, and architecture).
The UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality Policies in Science, Technology and Innovation at UPM is the only of the 10+ UNESCO Chairs working on gender issues that is located within a technological university.
We collaborate with universities, research institutions, intergovernmental and multilateral organizations, public administrations, non profit institutions, and private companies, in introducing gender perspectives in their fields of action and equality policies in their institutional operations.