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…

Results Staff Survey Light 2021

Leiden University endeavors to create a positive working environment for all of its staff; an environment in which staff development and enjoyment are at the forefront and where work pressure among staff is manageable. To establish an indication of the…

Parental challenges in science

We would like to highlight two Nature articles that we consider worth reading, regarding the ‘parenting penalties’ faced by women who are both scientists and mothers and why science needs a new reward and recognition system. The first article, ‘The parenting…

Nursing mothers rooms

In collaboration with women’s network SOPHIA, RISE has strived for better facilities for nursing mothers at Leiden University. In February 2020, the Diversity Office made an inventory of the nursing mothers rooms available to nursing staff and students at Leiden…