Welcome!

Welcome to the website of RISE: Researchers in Science for Equality. RISE is the network for female beta scientists of Leiden University, Faculty of Science. The mission of RISE is to build an inspiring work environment for female scientists, to…

Celebrating International Women’s Day!

Today is International Women’s Day; a day on which we celebrate women’s achievements. We would like to share this short video from the Stockholm Resilience Centre titled “Gender equality in Science: What is Needed?”  This video discussses a relevant question…

Parting of Carel Stolker

On February 8, Carel Stolker will step down as Rector Magnificus of Leiden University. Under his leadership in recent years, Leiden University took important steps in the promotion of diversity and inclusivity. As a parting gift, Carel Stolker donated to the “Leiden…

Sculpting diversity at Leiden University

A news article has been published on Leiden University’s website concerning three initiatives at Leiden University, which literally and figuratively sculpt a more diverse image of the academic history. For the first time, two sculptures of female scientists have been…