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Online Talk Series: “Women in science” took place on
Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (CET)
Hosted by: Caroline Becker, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Nora Kulak, Institute of Chemistry, University of Magdeburg
Prof. Dr. Barbara Kirchner, Mulliken Center for Theoretical Chemistry, University of Bonn
Dr. Agnese Loda, MSCA Postdoctoral fellow Heard group - EMBL Heidelberg - The European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Information on the topic:
While science needs the best minds, there is still a lot of research potential given away as too few highly qualified women work in research. In addition, research institutes worldwide are mostly led by men and there are still wage gaps between the sexes. Children are often a career disadvantage, but that alone does not explain the income and responsibility differences.
The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) regularly collects data on the worldwide female share in science. Based on UNESCO data in 2016 female share in German science was 28 percent, which is one of the lowest percentages in Europe. (Source: UIS)
Watch the recording of our online talk on "Women in science" and and find out how the situation for women in German science could be improved and how international female scientists can start or continue their research in Germany.