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Gender Equality Officer

The Gender Equality Officer Assoc. Prof. Skerdilajda Zanaj collaborates with employees of the University of Luxembourg to identify and address barriers to gender equality. She assists the rectorate in building and implementing a gender equality policy. As part of her work, the Gender Equality Officer contributes to discussions within national and international organisations.

The position of the Gender Equality Officer is established by Article 10 of the law on the organisation of the University of Luxembourg. As per the University Regulations (Règlement d'Ordre Intérieur), the Gender Equality Officer chairs the Gender Equality Committee, composed of the chairperson and nine other members. This is a gender-balanced team that represents university employees as well as students from the student delegation. The University council nominates the committee members.

The committee is composed as follows:

  • Mr Claude Ewert (student)
  • Mr Laurent Goffin (FDEF)
  • Ms Anne Grunewald (Associate Professor, LCSB)
  • Mr Jean-Baptiste Habourdin (SEVE)
  • Ms Sigrid Heirbrant (student)
  • Mr Jan Lagerwall (Professor, FSTC) / Mr Oliver Glassl (FSTC) (each 50%-time participation)
  • Mr Alban Merzougui (SnT)
  • Ms Léa Neveux (student)
  • Ms Agnes Prüm (Senior Lecturer, FLSHASE)

Ms Nadja Ekwegbalu, member of the employees’ delegation, is a member of the Gender Equality Committee with no voting rights.

The main activity of the Gender Equality Officer and Gender Equality Committee includes, among other activities, the creation, revision and implementation of a gender equality plan that:

  • Promotes gender diversity in research and academic careers;
  • Supports women, as the underrepresented gender, in leadership positions;
  • Ensures that training, promotions as well as evaluation procedures of the University of Luxembourg staff are gender-responsive.

Information on gender-disaggregated statistics from the University of Luxembourg, current events and initiatives, as well as more information on various gender issues are at your disposal.

Skerdilajda Zanaj
Associate professor