Understanding the Role of Diversity in European Research (URDER)

Project Lead: Elaheh Mohammadi
Team: Thomas König​​​​​​​
Duration: June 2022 – May 2024​​​​​​​
Funding: European Commission, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)


How is scientific excellence related and positioned to diversity in the European research space? To answer this question, the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) URDER project will bring together science policy studies, cultural sociology, and postcolonial theory to explore how the European academic elites in social sciences and humanities understand the role of diversity in producing excellent science in Europe. The project will study the evaluative cultures among European academic elites. To do so, it focuses on the European Research Council evaluation panels. In line with the necessity of decolonizing knowledge production in the humanities and social sciences in Europe, URDER aims to understand the relations between diversity and excellence and to offer solutions to address diversity in academia.

More details: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/101066800