The objective of the project is to deepen the knowledge of the academic gender gap in the Arab Universities of the Southern Mediterranean and to identify specific elements and related forms of overcoming.

To this end, the following activities are planned:

Desk Analysis | Collection and analysis of qualitative-quantitative data, taking into account the presence and representation of the female component at different career levels university.

Qualitative interviews | Qualitative interviews concerning the presence of women in academic institutions, their distribution in the different disciplines and in the different academic professions, focusing also on the perceptions and experiences. Two universities for each country will therefore be selected in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan.

Quantitative data collection | A questionnaire will be diffused to all universities contacted aimed at collecting specific quantitative data on the presence of women within students and teachers.

Exchange of experiences | An online round table, on women in Mediterranean Universities, will be organized for a comparing experiences and sharing practices.

Final Conference | A final conference will be organized involving project partners and universities involved, for a comparison of the results and the resulting recommendations.

Products | A research report based on the data collected; a document of recommendations, based on the study.

This project is realized with the support of the Unit for Analysis, Policy Planning, Statistics and Historical Documentation - Directorate General for Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in accordance with Article 23 ‒ bis of the Decree of the President of the Italian Republic 18/1967. The views expressed in this project are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
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Full Name

Promoting the overcoming of the Academic Gender Gap in the MENA region


€ 14.000,00

Project Duration

Start Date: September 1, 2023
End Date: September 30, 2024

Contact Person

Emilia Stoduto e.stoduto@uni-med.net