Posted: 31/03/21

Trinity College Dublin’s School of Computer Science and Statistics, headquarters of the ADAPT Centre, has been granted a Bronze Athena SWAN gender equality Award by Advance HE/Athena SWAN.  The School is the first School of Computing in the Republic of Ireland to receive an Athena SWAN Bronze Award.   In addition, Athlone Institute of Technology, one of ADAPT's partner institutions, also won a Bronze Athena SWAN award.

The award demonstrates that the institutions have strong evidence-informed plans to address barriers to gender equity and develop inclusive culture and practices to drive progress. 

The Athena SWAN charter launched in Ireland in early 2015 and engagement with the charter is a key pillar of Ireland’s national strategy for gender equality with progress linked to institutional eligibility for funding from Ireland’s major research agencies.

Today, a total of 15 awards were announced across all Irish third level institutions, including ten university departments. In addition to the School of Computer Science and Statistics, Trinity’s Schools of Histories and Humanities and Engineering received an award.  These latest awards are conferred on submissions that were made between November 2020 and January 2021. The awards, granted April 2021, are valid until November 2024.

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