RIGE - Gender Equality
& Inclusion Research Unit


Main thematic areas
Gender equality, Inclusion, Diversity, Gender mainstreaming, Inclusive education, Women/girls in STEM, Data analysis on gender equality, Gender pay gap
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The Gender Equality and Inclusion Research Unit - RIGE aims to identify and analyse gender inequalities in Higher Education and the society at large through academic research and implementation projects.

The main activities of the Unit include:
  • Gender equality and inclusion in HEIs
  • Research on gender-based violence
  • Women and girls in STEM
  • Implementing projects for making Higher Education and society more inclusive and equal
  • Analysing quantitative data and perform quantitative and qualitative studies and surveys about equity in Higher Education and the society
  • Inclusive Design
The team members of the RIGE Unit have interdisciplinary background to address all aspects of research on gender equality and inclusion.
PositionNameDepartmentResearch Domain
Lead researcher Dr Petroula Mavrikiou Business Administration Gender Statistics, Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutions, Gender Pay Gap
Unit Member Andrea Athanasiou Studies & Student Welfare Service  Inequalities justice and power, Adult learners, Program planning and evaluation
Unit Member Dr Anna Merry Economou Arts and Communication Design thinking, Interactive Design, User Experience, Public Space Design
Unit Member Prof. Costas Mantzalos Arts and Communication Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teaching and learning methodologies
Start YearProject TitleLead Partner/ AssigneeFunding fromProject Website
2022 FIT - Fairness in Teaching List Institute of Science and Technology, Luxemburg Erasmus+ https://www.fairnessinteaching-project.eu/
2022 DHeLiDA - Digital Health Literacy for Disadvantaged adults Pro Arbeit, Germany Erasmus+


2022 SHIE - Sports Handicap Inclusive Experience La Rochelle University Erasmus+ N/A
2022 BLISS - Boosting health LIteracy for School Students Associazione Cittadinanzattiva Onlus Erasmus+ N/A
2019 Inclusive University – a set of tools dedicated to HEI for better respond to disabled students' needs University College of Enterprise and Administration Erasmus+ https://wspaerasmus.wixsite.com/inclusiveuniversity