GS6 Speakers

Dr Jörg Müller, Gender Summit 6 Asia-Pacific Speaker
Senior researcher, Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3 – UOC), and Coordinator GenPORT, Spain. 

GenPORT - Building Sustainable and Effective Online Collaborations for Gender and Science (download presentation here pdf icon)
Plenary Panel 5: Developing Leadership Capacity for Gendered Innovations through Scientific, Technology and Policy Networks

Dr Jörg Müller is currently senior researcher at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3 – UOC) in Barcelona, Spain where he forms part of the Gender and ICT research program. He obtained his PhD in Communications at the European Graduate School (EGS) in Saas-Fee, Switzerland and holds a degree in Sociology and Computer Science from the Free-University in Berlin, Germany.

He's been an expert advisor to the European Commission DG Research and Innovation. He is Adjunct Part Time Faculty in the Media Studies Program, The New School (New York, USA) where he teaches courses on web programming and media literacy. Main research interests include practice based approach to gender (in)equality, especially in relation to the valuing of professional knowledge in the new economy, and new (digital) methodological approaches to social sciences. Currently he is coordinating “GenPORT – An Internet Portal for Sharing Knowledge and Inspiring Collaborative Action on Gender and Science” (FP7 2013-2017). Starting in 2015 he will lead the H2020 project on the impact of Gender Diversity on Team Science (Gedii).

Summary of talk for Gender summit 6 Asia-Pacific: 

GenPORT ( is a developing online community of practitioners, served by an internet portal and made up of organisations and individuals working across the globe for gender equality and excellence in science, technology or innovation. This covers all sciences – natural and social sciences, and humanities. GenPORT is a collaborative effort between the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Spain), Portia (UK), Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini (Italy), Univerzita Mateja Bela (Slovakia), Örebro University (Sweden), and GESIS (Germany). The project is funded by 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission and will run from 2013 until 2017. The presentation will expose a snapshot of the current major needs of the gender and science community in Europe and how GenPORT is addressing them. Apart from being a entry point to substantive EU initiatives for gender equality in science, the portal needs to tackle the thematically diverse and internationally fragmented efforts within this field in order to become successful. GenPORT does so by putting carefully selected key research and policy issues on the agenda and by establishing a shared Gender and Science taxonomy to facilitate effective coordination between existing European (and global) stakeholders.