Information days for study courses in science and technology for female high school students in Vienna, Lower Austria, and Burgenland.
Implementing organizationVienna University of Technology - Gender Competence Department /
Bettina Enzenhofer; email@example.com
Implemented at the Vienna University of Technology and the University of Vienna since 2001, in cooperation with the advisory center Sprungbrett für Mädchen (“Springboard for girls”)
Relation to gender equality targets
Plan for the Advancement of Women at TU Wien: Section 23 – Increasing the proportion of women in subject areas where women are underrepresented
Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) Development Plan 2016+, Section C.4 Promoting equality between men and women, Measures for 2016-2018: “Enhance appeal to female school pupils by continuing the successful program of information and recruitment activities targeted towards girls (FiT, TechNIKE, Daughters’ Day, Vacation work experience).”
The objective(s) of the tool
FIT (Frauen in die Technik – “Women into Technology”) aims to encourage young women to broaden their horizons and consider studying technology and/or natural sciences when planning their future occupations.
Description of the tool
The annual three-day FIT information days (most recent: January 29-31, 2018) offer female students an appealing and varied choice of workshops, lectures and lab projects at various universities, giving them a taste of university environments, as well as an opportunity to meet potential employers, chat to students, and ask questions in a casual context. At TU Wien workshops are held in all eight faculties.
Every year around 200 young women take advantage of the FIT information days.
Advisory center Sprungbrett für Mädchen (“Springboard for girls”) – http://sprungbrett.or.at/
Further information (in German only)