What is Athena SWAN?

​The Athena SWAN charter is a framework that is used across the globe to support and transform gender equality in higher education and research. The charter launched in Ireland in 2015 with a specific remit to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment. The charter has since been expanded to include arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL) and staff working in professional, managerial and support roles (PMSS). The charter framework now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, including the underrepresentation of men where appropriate, and not just barriers to progression that affect women. Intersectionality is a key principle of the expanded charter, in particular the intersection of gender and ethnicity. 

To find out more information about Athena SWAN in Ireland see here.

What Athena SWAN award does Maynooth University hold?

Maynooth University achieved a Bronze Institution Award in 2018.

Which Departments hold an Athena SWAN Award in Maynooth University?