Eight new institutions were welcomed into the SAGE Pilot of Athena SWAN at the SAGE Symposium in Sydney, on 24 June 2016. They joined the 32 existing Athena SWAN Charter Members in Australia.
The eight new institutions are:
- Australian Astronomical Observatory
- Bond University
- Burnet Institute
- Defence Science and Technology Group
- Federation University Australia
- James Cook University
- Macquarie University
- University of the Sunshine Coast
This brings the total number of organisation participating in the SAGE Pilot to 40 institutions which includes 30 universities; six medical research institutes and four publicly funded research agencies.
In joining the Pilot, each institution has declared their commitment to the 10 Principles of the Athena SWAN Charter. The Vice Chancellor or Director of each institution has undertaken a commitment to support and resource their respective institutes to lead an evidence-based evaluation of policy, practices and cultural change to drive gender equity and diversity.