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Sophia (bring your own) lunch meeting
15th March 2018 @ 12:00 - 13:30
Women seem to leave the universities more than men. Inge van der Weijden and Thed van Leeuwen have done research into this issue. They will contribute to the discussion of the current gender balance in science by presenting outcomes of their ongoing research. At this meeting also focus groups will be formed and we hope to get input for the upcoming meetings of the network with Vice Rector Hester Bijl.
Gender aspects in career progression of postdocs who obtained a VENI grant
Inge van der Weijden – CWTS
Inge will present the results of a mixed method study on gender aspects in career paths of postdocs in the life sciences. She focuses on postdocs who obtained a prestigious personal (VENI) grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). The empirical findings suggest that policies aiming for excellence, like the VENI, do not change the current gendered system and discourse of meritocracy in academia.
Dr. Inge van der Weijden is a senior researcher at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS). She conducts research on the motivation, selection and evaluation of scholars in order to better understand career development of scientists.
Analysis of gender distribution in Dutch oncology research
In his talk Thed will present the outcomes of the analyses of gender distribution in Dutch contributions to the field of oncology. Analyses show that, although female researchers contribute less to the total Dutch output in oncology, their contribution to the field is rapidly increasing, with some 10%, up to 27% in 2016. In terms of impact, there are no meaningful differences between male and female researchers. Female researchers in the field of oncology perform even slightly better than their male colleagues.
Dr. Thed van Leeuwen is a senior researcher at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS). He is co-leading the research theme on Open Science, and the project leader of the Open Science Monitor.