University curricula play a fundamental role when it comes to transmitting knowledge, practise, and culture. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) also contribute to society through the development of inclusive curricula, which respond to the needs of all - women and men, boys and girls - and enhances value to society.
Talking about Integrating Gender Analysis into University Curricula (IGAUC) means effectively integrating the gender analysis into all contents and information passed in the education process to future active social agents, professionals and future researchers. Specifically has to do with guiding students to develop skills aimed at Integrating the Gender Analysis into Research (IGAR). It includes issues such as learning to identify gender-biases in research, and to adequately apply IGAR methods in knowledge production and transfer. HEIs play a fundamental part in reducing and eventually eliminating the “gender gap in science content”. Universities are then crucial to avoid generating and transmitting knowledge which is gender-biased, and which does not integrate appropriately the needs of both men and women, thus perpetuating an unequal system of generation of scientific knowledge.
It must be noted that IGAUC refers to a specific area within the gender dimension/approach in university curricula. The later also includes other issues such as inclusive teaching methods, making female scientists visible, non-sexist use of language and images, questioning gender professional stereotypes and roles, etc