Gender research examines the role of sex and gender with respect to people’s everyday realities, their opportunities for social participation, and their access to material and immaterial resources. Norms, values and rights are likewise included in the analysis. Gender-sensitive research is thus a good example of how the interests, values and expectations of society in research content and research results can be integrated in order to reflect the differences and similarities between the genders and achieve equally meaningful results for all members of society.

Gender medicine, for example, delivers valuable foundations for the development of personalised medicine, while socio-economic analysis of different working conditions for women and men contributes significantly to the design of pension systems, and study of female rulership in the Middle Ages helps to create a fuller understanding of the intersectional nature of power structures. Better transfer of scientific findings into society and its responsiveness to them can also be expected as a result.