Academia

Interview of the Month: WINGS (10/2017)

Every month, for you, EPWS presents the characteristics and activities of one Member Association. Read all the previous Interviews with our Members here Our member for September is the Swedish association WINGS.   For WINGS, Dr. Johanna Stadmark (JS), researcher at the Department of Geology, Lund University, Sweden, co-ordinator of WINGS, has agreed to answer the EPWS questionnair...
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TU Delft – Tenure Track parental/maternity leave extension

  The Executive Board of TU Delft,  in the Netherlands, has decided to implement the recommendation “to provide tenure-trackers a standard option of extending her/his tenure track decision and contract by 12 months in the case of a mother or by the duration of parental leave in the case of a father, for each child born”. This was a reccomendation put forth by a petition signed by sc...
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Webinair: Progressing female talent in academic institutions

  What is holding women back in academic institutions? Speakers Hilary Lapin-Scott, Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor of Swansea University and winner of the WISE Hero Award 2016; 'Changing the culture to support women to achieve' Professor Susan Wray from University of Liverpool; will discuss how they have built an holistic approach to progressing talent in Liverpool which starts from d...
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Female university leadership in Europe

EUA - the European University Association, has updated its latest data on women in leadership positions in Europe’s universities. The results show that in the 47 countries with EUA members, only 12% of all rectors are female. Notably, the differences between individual countries are vast, with about one third of rectors in Sweden, Norway and Finland being women, while a number of countries hav...
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Interview of the Month: Dutch Network of Women Professors – LNVH (03/2017)

Every month, for you, EPWS presents the characteristics and activities of one Member Association. Read all the previous Interviews with our Members here   Our member for March is the Dutch association Dutch Network of Women Professors (Landelijk Netwerk Vrouwelijke Hoogleraren, LNVH) For LNVH, the full board has accepted to answer the EPWS questionnaire. From left to right: ...
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Handbook On Resistance To Gender Equality In Academia

This online handbook aims to present a deeper understanding of resistance to structural change to gender equality in academic institutions and the ways of dealing with it. It is concerned with forms, directions, and aspects of resistance coming from men and women as well as the organizations, and the ways resistance operates (FESTA, 2012). For the purposes of the handbook, all resistanc...
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EuroScientist’s Special Issue : Gender Balance in Research and Academia

Euroscientist has published a Special Issue dedicated to the Gender Balance in Research and Academia. "We have asked the views of Nobel Laureates, who have an interesting perspective on women in science. You will also discover a wealth of opinions describing what remains to be done to resolve gender issues. Not only do we discuss ways of resolving conscious and unconscious gender bias, but we a...
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Gender quotas in academia – challenges and opportunities

Heidelberg / Stuttgart, 23 September 2015 – Authors of a new report have examined the use of gender quotas to increase the number of women at the highest career levels in academia. “Exploring quotas in academia”, a report of a study conducted by EMBO in collaboration with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, looks at the potential benefits and challenges that could arise from the use of quotas as one wa...
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The chemistry PhD: the impact on women’s retention

   A report prepared by Jessica Lober Newsome for the UK Resource Centre for Women in SET and the Royal Society of Chemistry   This research attempted to establish what accounts for the findings of a RSC survey of the career intentions of chemistry PhD students (RSC, 2008). It was a qualitative study which aimed to pin point the factors that discourage women more than men fro...
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Beyond the Glass Ceiling – Istanbul Recommendations

The fourth European Women Rectors Conference was held in Istanbul between the 15-17 May, 2014. The theme of the conference was the role of leadership in structural changes for achieving gender equality in academia. As it is widely accepted that leadership plays a crucial role in all change processes in Higher Education and Research we have decided to focus on “Role of Leadership in Structural Chan...
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