Transnational research cooperation “Sexual Harassment in Higher Education Contexts”
The MvBZ cooperates with colleagues from partner universities in Latin America and Asia as well as the Phillips University of Marburg in a transnational research project that investigates the prevalence, forms and effects of sexualized discrimination and violence at universities as well as structural implications. In the winter semester 2017/2018 a survey among students on this topic was conducted at two faculties of Freie Universität Berlin and evaluated in the spring of 2018. At the same time, surveys were also conducted at partner universities in Costa Rica, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, South Korea, Japan and India. Results of this preliminary study were discussed at the international DFG-funded conference "Perspectives and Discourses on Sexual Harassment in International Higher Education Contexts" in Berlin in June 2018. The research project also integrates the fields of teaching and internationalization at the MvBZ. Further applications for third-party funding are planned.