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The Millennium Technology Prize

The Millennium Technology Prize is Finland's tribute to innovations for a better life. The Prize is worth one million euros and it is awarded every second year. The Prize highlights the extensive impacts of science and innovation on society, even on humanity at large. General principles of the Millennium Technology Prize: Awarded to disruptive technological innovations that enhance the ...
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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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Representations of women researchers in Finnish print media: top researchers, multi-talents and experts

    A recently published article by Prof. Liisa Husu, one of the founding members of EPWS, and Prof. Liisa Tainio addresses the portrayal of Finnish women scientists in print media. The article was published in the special issue of Investigaciones Feministas, by Madrid Complutense University in Spain, on gender equality in academia (Vol 7, No 2 (2016) Monográfico: Des(igualdad) de...
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Interview of the Month: Helsinki Association of Women Researchers (HAWR) (06/2016)

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 June is the Finnish association Helsinki Association of Women Researchers.   For the Helsinki Association of Women Researchers (HAWR), chair of the association Päivi Salmesvuori has accepted to answer the ...
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The Nordic region – a step closer to gender balance in research?

A new report on gender balance in academia and research in the Nordic European countries is now available. The document looks at the situation in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, with a review to the state of the art and recommendations for future Nordic policy actions. The Nordic countries are often presented as a “gender equality paradise”, but the degree of gender balance among res...
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Finland: Two female scholars awarded honorary title of Academician

In Finland, the honorary title of Academician is the highest scientific recognition, awarded by the President of the Republic. Only 12 living Finnish scientists can hold this title at the same time.The first woman Academician, Research professor Pirjo Mäkelä (medicine) was awarded as late as 2003.History was made in 2009 when two more top women scientists were awarded this honorary title: Academy ...
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Women in Academia, Science and Science Policy: Workshop

Women in Academia,Science and Science PolicySaturday, November 28th 2009from 10 am to 6 pmAt the Finnish Institute,60 rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris"This French-Finnish workshop has the goal of promoting the exchange and contacts between French and Finnish reseachers, academics and policy makers interested in gender analysis of academia and scientific research.The workshop will explore questions of g...
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European Women Inventors & Innovators Network

Exhibition, Conference, & Award Ceremony Helsinki, Finland 7-9 October 2009"This event shall explore ways in which existing policies and practises can support and assist the many inventions and innovations by women in Europe in developing into thriving businesses. Areas of discussions will cover business intelligence, research and development, Equity and commercialisation, IPR, access to fundi...
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