Diversity in the Cultures of Physics - A European Summer School Series for Women Physicists: A bilateral exchange programme for women physicists who aspire to a PhD.
One of the central activities of the transnational network was organizing a annual international summer school series for female physicists transitioning from Undergraduate/Master programmes to a PhD study. Every year two Summer Schools were held, each of them in two different countries.
In a four week programme in two countries the participants got the opportunity to:
The Summer School buildt on, intensified and initiated networks on several levels:
In each country the programme included the following events:
As part of the annual Summer Schools a curriculum for a bilateral transnational summer school for female physics students was developed by the Strategic Partnership. It is directed at actors at physics departments who want to initiate and run such a summer school programme. The curriculum consists of four core pillars of modules: 1) research stays at physics departments; 2) visits to physics research institutions; 3) empowerment and gender equality policy; 4) gender studies and physics. One can also find examples for schedules of binational summer schools as they were implemented during the Strategic Partnership in order to give an impression of how summer school schedules can be designed.
The curriculum has been used and evaluated in each round of the summer school series. You can find the document as a pdf-file here.
The creation of these resources has been (partially) funded by the ERASMUS+ grant program of the European Union under grant no. 2016-1-DE01-KA203-002918. Neither the European Commission nor the project's national funding agency DAAD are responsible for the content or liable for any losses or damage resulting of the use of these resources.