Findings published in the Women Professors Monitor 2020 showed that the UT has only 17% of female associate professors – a percentage even lower than the number of full female professors, which is now at 21%. Are there specific hurdles than women encounter when climbing up the academic ladder? Based on multitude of interviews with female scientists at the UT, one answer comes to mind: (lack of) support.
'We do excellent things here at the University of Twente, but the world doesn´t know enough about us. Dave Blank will help us overcome this challenge,' Rector Magnificus, Ed Brinksma, introduced Dave Blank, who delivered this year´s Dies Natalis lecture, in which he focused on improving the reputation of the UT.