Education

The Global Gender Gap Report 2017

"Gender parity is fundamental to whether and how economies and societies thrive. Ensuring the full development and appropriate deployment of half of the world’s total talent pool has a vast bearing on the growth, competitiveness and future-readiness of economies and businesses worldwide. The Global Gender Gap Report benchmarks 144 countries on their progress towards gender parity across four t...
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OECD Indicators: Education at a Glance 2017

  “Gender parity in graduation rates is still a distant dream for some fields of study, particularly upper secondary vocational education. Gender parity improves at the tertiary level, though women still represent approximately only one in four entrants to engineering, manufacturing and construction. On the other hand they represent close to three out of four entrants in health and welfa...
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Inspiring women: Scaling up women’s entrepreneurship

  Panel discussion on 25 April titled "Inspiring women: Scaling up women's entrepreneurship". Chancellor Merkel discusses with Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, IWF director Christine Lagarde and Ivanka Trump, daughter and assistant to US president Donald Trump, how to promote female entrepreneurship on a larger scale around the world. Watch the Full Video "The G20 countries have set ...
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Improving Gender Balance: Institute of Physics Report

  "The failure of numerous initiatives to make a “revolutionary” impact on girls’ uptake of physics has led the IOP to take a new approach outlined in its report, Improving Gender Balance: reflections on the impact of interventions in schools, IOP head of education Charles Tracy said at its launch. Speaking to an audience at the Institute’s London centre on 22 March, he said that th...
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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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Interview of the Month: The Association for Gender Studies in Finland (02/2017)

  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 February is the Finnish association SUNS, The Association for Gender Studies in Finland (Sukupuolentutkimuksen seura/Sällskapet for genusforskning).     For SUNS, Tuija Pulkkinen, president of SUNS and prof...
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Apply to French Fellowships l’Oréal-UNESCO, For Women in Science

    Each year the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science National and Regional programs represent: - Over 6,500 applications, - 250 talented young women scientists granted Fellowships to pursue promising research projects, - 47 programs covering 112 countries, - 44 prestigious partners among the highest scientific authorities in their countries. - Over 350 international scie...
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Launch of the Responsible Research and Innovation Toolkit

A cross-cutting issue of Horizon 2020, the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) concept pushed forward by the European Commission (EC) aims to foster and facilitate research and innovation in an inclusive, societally-oriented way. The EC-funded RRI Tools project has gathered and developed online resources – the RRI Toolkit – allowing closer interactions of the actors of research and innovat...
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Interview of the Month: Association of Women Scientists of Armenia (AWS) (02/2016)

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 February 2016 is the Armenian association Association of Women Scientists of Armenia (AWS) Lena ATONYAN, member of the Association of Women Scientists of Armenia, has accepted to answer the EPWS questionnaire. E...
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BBC News – How US students get a university degree for free in Germany

  While the cost of college education in the US has reached record highs, Germany has abandoned tuition fees altogether for German and international students alike. An increasing number of Americans are taking advantage and saving tens of thousands of dollars to get their degrees.   In a kitchen in rural South Carolina one night, Hunter Bliss told his mother he wanted to apply t...
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