IT Carlow recognised for gender equality in academia
2019 saw the Institute of Technology Carlow awarded the Bronze Athena SWAN Award. This was from Advance HE, which recognised the institute’s work in advancing diversity and inclusion of students and staff. Only two Institutes of Technology were recognised for this.
The Athena SWAN Charter is an accreditation scheme that assesses how higher education institutions address gender inequality. President of IT Carlow, Dr Patricia Mulcahy, said, “This is a highly significant achievement, placing the institute amongst the first in the Technological Sector to achieve this award, and amongst the first in the higher education sector to achieve the award under the expanded Athena SWAN Charter. Achieving this award under the expanded charter is particularly noteworthy as it recognises a commitment across the institute to addressing gender equality challenges in higher education more broadly, including, but not limited to, those experienced by women.”