Resolution about the Cecilia Castaño Award 2022


The Universitat Oberta de Catalunya is pleased to announce the resolution of the Cecilia Castaño Award for research on gender inequalities in science and technology (STEM). As a result of the jury's evaluation of applicants, the winners are:

1st Prize: Izaskun Zuazu “Graduates’ Opium? Cultural Values, Religiosity and Gender Segregation by Field of Study”.

2nd Prize: Sonia Verdugo Castro “La brecha de género en los estudios universitarios del sector STEM en el espacio español de educación”.

The Gender and ICT (GenTIC) research group of the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya has launched the Cecilia Castaño Award with the aim of promoting gender equality both in the field of information and communication technologies (ICT) and in the broader fields of science and technology (STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). The award seeks for best research works, in any academic discipline, whether unpublished or published after January 1, 2020, that address gender inequalities in STEM and provide relevant knowledge on the participation of women in these fields.

The jury has been integrated by the following experts:

- President: Gloria Bonder, director of the Department of Gender, Society and Politics of the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) in Argentina, and coordinator of the Global Network of UNESCO Chairs on Gender.

- Board members:

Sara Berbel, municipal director at Barcelona City Council.

José Luis Martínez-Cantos, professor in the Department of Applied, Public and Political Economics of the Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology at Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

- Secretary: Milagros Sáinz, director of the Gender and ICT (GenTIC) research group of the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3), Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC).

The public ceremony for the Cecilia Castaño Award will take place on January 20, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. at the Can Jaumandreu UOC building (C/ Perú, 52 Barcelona). Free registration here.