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More equality in technical education programmes

Iris is studying to become an engineer, and she finds the tone at TEK is a little too masculine. She wants to establish a gender equality network. Everyone is welcome – men included.

Iris Maritta Nehring Madsen is studying to become an engineer in Product Development and Innovation and believes – to put it bluntly – that the tone at the Faculty of Engineering is somewhat masculine.

It’s not a matter of us as female engineering students inventing the wheel, but regardless, there are still problems with gender equality.

Iris Maritta Nehring Madsen, Bachelor student at Product Development and Innovation

– It goes without saying that this has a marked influence on group dynamics. And I’m a bit fed up with that. It’s not a matter of us as female engineering students inventing the wheel, but regardless, there are still problems with gender equality. This goes for the University, too, and also if you are a student at one of the engineering programmes, Iris explains.

Iris has founded the association FEM, which stands for Female Engineering Movement. At the same time, the number five (5, spelled ‘fem’ in Danish) is also the number of the SDG goal the association will be working with, namely ‘Gender Equality’. 

– The FEM association expects to hold three events per semester. These will typically be a networking event, a workshop and a presentation. The corona pandemic has slowed down some of our work, but we expect the first event, whose theme will be ‘Diversity’, to take place sometime around the autumn break.

Men are welcome, too, by the way.

Iris Maritta Nehring Madsen is a bachelor student at Product Development and Innovation

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Editing was completed: 07.09.2020