Forthcoming Events

08.10.2017 - 13.10.2017, Jackson Hole, WY, USA
29.11.2017 - 01.12.2017, European XFEL, Schenefeld / CFEL, Hamburg
30.11.2017 - 01.12.2017, European XFEL, Schenefeld, Germany

News

Ambizione awards for three current and former MUST researchers- Axel Schild, Arianna Marchioro and Dmitry Momotenko
Successful Gender and Science Meeting 2017- 80 participants, lively discussions, and inspiring talks
OSA - Women of Light: A Special Program for Women in Optics, with Ursula Keller
Gender and Science Meeting 2017- organised by the NCCR MUST and RESOLV
STC2017 - Big data in chemistry - Basel- Deadline for registration August 1
Führen in Hochschulen- new book by Springer, including an interview with Ursula Keller by Andrea Eichholzer
Special issue of Chimia - on The Lausanne Centre for Ultrafast Science (LACUS)
Weizmann Women and Science Awardto Prof. Ursula Keller
An ultrafast X-ray source in a laboratory format- New Science paper by Hans Jakob Wörner, Jean-Pierre Wolf and co-workers
A Journey into Time in Powers of Ten- exhibition in Campus Info, ETH Hönggerberg, Sept. - Dec. 2016
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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