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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…

First female beadle at Leiden University

For the first time in the history of Leiden University, university ceremonies are accompanied by a woman. Last week Tineke Schutte made her debut as a beadle, which means that for the first time in 447 years this position is…

Prof. dr. Paul Wouters receives RISE award

At International Women’s Day 2022, RISE proudly presents the RISE award to Prof. dr. Paul Wouters in recognition of his extraordinary commitment to increasing gender equality at the Faculty of Science. From April 1 to December 31 2021, Prof. Wouters…

Women’s Day for Biology students

‘It was not always accepted, but I just wanted to be a researcher. Now, I am as happy as can be.’ It is one of the quotes from the International Women’s Day presentation for Biology students. Seven women, working as…