In 2017, a survey was conducted at the faculty of Bioscience Engineering on gender balance. The results of this survey showed that although women and men have similar career aspirations, female representation drops significantly at higher positions (from 51% PhD to ~25% professorship ).
Therefore on the occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we are organizing a half-day symposium to encourage and support young women in academia to reach their full potential as scientific researchers and innovators by showcasing female role models and helping young scientists develop a network.
All students and personnel of our faculty are welcome to the event.
-- Female participants are invited to showcase their research during the poster session.
-- Register here: https://www.ugent.be/bw/en/news-events/events/womenscience