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Athena SWAN

Athena SWAN in Ireland

The Athena SWAN charter launched in the Republic of Ireland in early 2015. The extension of the charter to Ireland was made possible through funding from the Higher Education Authority (HEA), which covers applications to the charter from 27 higher education institutions. 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. All of Ireland’s universities and institutes of technology and several colleges participate in Athena SWAN Ireland and there are currently 71 Bronze award holders (19 institutions, 52 departments).

Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Ireland Guide to processes

This guide outlines the processes supporting Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Charter in Ireland. It encompasses information on the role of those involved in the charter peer review assessment process and the expectations and responsibilities placed on them. The guide also covers application, review and appeal procedures. It does not cover pilots and trials of other equality charter developments, or other Advance HE activities. Click here to view.