Gender Equality in Academia and Research
Establishing the Centre for Women’s Studies – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka (HR)
The Centre for Women's Studies at the University of Rijeka’s Faculty of Philosophy was founded in 2016 and is the only formally confirmed academic centre of study for gender and feminist topics. The Centre links the academic and civil sectors, and is a platform for interdisciplinary domestic and international research. The Student-Teacher Association (Za-Pravo) within the University of Zagreb’s Faculty of Law was founded at the end of 2020. It seeks to create a safe, supportive environment, including organising weekly open meetings, conferences, round tables and guest lectures. It also offers education and campaigns for teachers and students in the Faculty of Law, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Numerous university courses in Croatian universities include gender-relevant topics. In addition, gender-relevant papers are published by Croatian scientists in both the domestic scientific area and in foreign publications. Despite this, however, higher education curricula in Croatia do not systematically and strategically include gender education.