Teaching-free period when returning from parental leave (DK)
Since 2012, one of the ways in which the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) has implemented measures addressing gender equality is by supporting work-life balance. With the implementation of internal guidelines regarding parental leave, SDU initiated two specific measurers: 1) while away on parental leave, the researchers are offered continuously academic updates and 2) when returning from parental leave, the researchers are offered to get a teaching-free period (if they were on leave for six months or more). The internal guidelines have helped establishing a supportive work-family culture within the organisation and providing more flexible career trajectories for young female researchers in particular.
- Mapping initiatives on gender equality for the period 2009-2014 at University of Southern Denmark (in Danish)
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- 1Back to entry page
- 2What is a Gender Equality Plan?
- 3EU objectives for gender equality in research
- 4Why change must be structural
- 5Who is this guide for?
- 6Ready to develop a GEP? Start the GEAR
- 7GEAR action toolbox
- 8Who is involved in a Gender Equality Plan?
- 9Rationale for gender equality in research
- 10Basic requirements and success factors
- 11Obstacles and solutions
- 12Legislative and policy backgrounds