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News

Jean-Pierre Wolf to Receive ZEISS Research Award - for his groundbreaking application of laser pulses in researching the earth’s atmosphere
Three new scientific highlights- by MUST PIs Jean-Pierre Wolf, Majed Chergui / Rafael Abela / Chris Milne and Ursula Keller /Jörg Osterwalder / Matthias Hengsberger
Special Issue of Structural Dynamics on the NCCR MUST- with 10 reviews and 2 perspectives
Majed Chergui elected to the Royal Academy of Sciences of Spain - as successor to Ahmed Zewail (1999 Chemistry Nobel Laureate)
GAP-Biophotonics with Jean-Pierre Wolf-visited by the Grand Conseil of Geneva
ERC Consolidator Grant for Hans Jakob WörnerAttosecond X-ray spectroscopy of liquids ...
ERC Consolidator Grant for Fabrizio CarboneVisualizing the Conformational Dynamics of Proteins ...
Swiss national 'Future Day' offered children a glance into their possible professional futures
The world's shortest laser pulse- pulse duration of 43 attoseconds (Hans Jakob Wörner)
Sicherer durchs Gewitter fliegen- flying safely through lightning (Jean Pierre Wolf)
Prof. Doris Wastl-Walter, Vice Rector (2011-2017), University of Bern

Title of presentation: How to get the best – Excellence and the Gender Issue
Doris Wastl-Walter 13Sept2017

Abstract
The presentation will focus on the measures an institution can take to encourage young women to study science and to envisage an academic career. There will be examples in seven spheres of activities from institutional establishment and definition of gender equality, gender equality in the recruitment procedures, promotion of female early career researchers, reconcilability of studies with profession and care, horizontal segregation and MINT, the fight against discrimination as well as information and communication. 

Short biography:
Doris Wastl-Walter is Professor of Human Geography and was Vice-Rector of the University of Bern (2011 – 2017) and was previously Director of the university's Interdisciplinary Center for Gender Studies. She was a Fulbright Research Scholar at the University of Arizona and Chair of the International Geographical Union's Commission for Geography and Public Policy (2000-2008). She worked as a team leader in border research projects within the EU's Fifth and Sixth Framework Programmes and has published widely on border and minority issues. She is also the editor of the Border Regions Series at Routledge. Teaching and supporting young scholars has also been a main focus of her work. She has headed three graduate schools and her previous teaching experience includes the Universities of Klagenfurt, Trier, Bern, Lausanne, and Chandigarh, indicating her additional interest in cross-cultural academic exchange.
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