The University of Bremen in Germany starts the 15th International Summer University for Women in Engineering. It will be on place in Bremen from August 16 to 31, 2023. Women engineers from academia or industry and women working interdisciplinarily are cordially invited to develop and submit course offers for the summer university 2023.
Course offers can be submitted until February 06, 2023.
> Call for Contributions 2023 to Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni
Topics from the broad field of engineering and technology are welcome. Especially teaching in electrical engineering, information technology, chemical and mechanical engineering is invited. Additionally, our special topic will be sustainability with focus on ecological and social impacts of technologies. Desired courses could address for example protection of natural resources and optimization within technical systems and infrastructures, energy efficiency, recycling and circular economy, regulations and standardization, human rights and labor law in production processes, participatory design, development and consumption of technical products or services that better serve the common good. We also welcome offers, that teach basics about the sustainability goals of the agendas 2030 in UN and EU, as well as about the cross-sectional dimension of gender equality.
Lecturers could take the summer university as a test field for new teaching formats, and to get experience with highly engaged and interested participants.
The Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni is part of the regular course program of Bremen University. Teaching assignments can be given to lecturers.
The women´s network Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni and its sister Informatica Feminale are a place to exchange about technical and social developments, which we meet in our every-day life and which are designed by ourselves as technical experts. We especially invite teaching offers, which deal with applications of technical know-how in spaces for work and life (for example within care, education, health, food, household, mobility, social networking, publicity, sports, militarization, etc.) from feminist perspectives. Submissions on topics such as gender, equality, technology and ethics are highly welcome.
A program committee will decide on the contributions. We particularly encourage international lecturers to apply. Course languages are German and English.
Companies with gender sensible organizational concepts and successful personal management strategies to promote women engineers to a broad spectrum of leading positions are invited to present their best practices to the participants of Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni. There will be various chances to meet graduates of computer science and engineering at both the parallel summer universities Informatica Feminale and Ingenieurinnen-Sommeruni. Concurrently, there will be plenty of opportunities to sponsor.