The Research Center for Gender Studies (CIEG) comprises teachers from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche from many disciplines and areas: Social Anthropology, Business Organization, Introduction to Economic Analysis, Animal Production, Law, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Physical Education, Art, Journalism and Market Research.
It currently comes under the Vice Rectorate for Research and Innovation.
Over the last few years, the CIEG, which originates from the previous SIEG (Interdisciplinary Seminar of Gender Studies of the UMH), has organized and coordinated different educational and dissemination activities related to gender and equality studies such as: congresses, photographic exhibitions, cinema forums, talks, conferences; an Official Interuniversity Masters with the University Jaume I of Castellón in Equality and Gender in the Public and Private spheres; two International Congresses about Gender, Work and the Informal Economy, and about Culture, Gender and the Body; a Doctorate Program on Women, Feminism and Gender Studies, etc. Many of these activities have been developed in the Faculty of Social and Legal Sciences of Elche, with the growing presence of the Faculty of Social and Legal Sciences of Orihuela, and the Polytechnic School of Orihuela.
In the last few years, the CEIG teaching staff have developed numerous research projects and have established different collaboration agreements with local, provincial, autonomous, national and international public administrations.
The CIEG (previously SIEG) has participated in the development of the Coordination Center for Gender Studies for the Universities of the Valencian Community from its early stages. This Coordination Center, which we currently preside over, aims to organize interuniversity educational activities (interuniversity doctorates, courses, masters, etc.) and research related to studies about women and gender in the Valencian Community.
To do so, we have been holding periodical meetings since July 2002 to promote research networks, unify third-cycle education programs, and a set of activities to raise awareness about gender studies in other Valencian Universities.