International Women’s Day at the UT will be celebrated with a four-day programme from 7th until 10th of March. The planned series of events include a march, a networking fair and presentations about women’s health.
The Female Faculty Network Twente (FFNT) held its online New Year meeting today. The annual event brought a discussion about the percentage of female scientists at the UT, as well as the role of FFNT. ‘We considered if FFNT should change name and focus on diversity in a broader context, but we concluded that we still need to focus on academic career of women.’
Covid-19 entails unprecedented challenges across demographics - but what about female academics? At yesterday’s International Day Of Women and Girls In Science, the Female Faculty Network Twente organized a roundtable discussion to inspect the pandemic’s impact on gender inequalities at the UT.
The number of female associate professors at the UT is low compared to other universities. While the national average is 29.4%, only 17% of all UT associate professors are women. ‘We need to consider this with great care,’ says Vanessa Magnanimo, chairwoman of Female Faculty Network Twente (FFNT).
The Female Faculty Network Twente (FFNT) is celebrating its 15th anniversary this month. As an organisation set up to promote gender diversity at the UT, it has witnessed many successes but the board still sees a lot of room for improvement. ‘Our main goal is that we are not needed anymore.’
‘Socialize online and adapt measures to everyone’s personal situation.’ UT researcher Jan de Leede offered these tips during today’s lunch discussion ‘Working at home alone? Wellbeing under Covid-19’. The online event was organized by Female Faculty Network Twente (FFNT) as its first gathering since the corona outbreak.
Ellie Lust, televisiemaakster en voormalig politieagente, was gisteren te gast bij Studium Generale. Ze was er mede op uitnodiging van het OBP Vrouwennetwerk en het Female Faculty Network Twente, in het kader van Internationale Vrouwendag.
Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has started its Irène Curie program: as of July 2019 it considers only female applicants. Professor Kees Storm from TU/e held a lunch discussion in the Gallery today to talk about this controversial policy. ‘We are doing extraordinarily bad so we need an extraordinary measure to catch up.’
‘We need an independent entity that has the power to help you,’ says Vanessa Magnanimo, the chairwoman of the FFNT (Female Faculty Network Twente) in her reaction to the alarming report on ‘harassment in Dutch academia’, which was published by the Dutch Network of Women Professors (LNVH) earlier this week.
‘Inclusiveness at 360°’. That was the topic of FFNT (Female Faculty Network Twente) conference, held today on the ‘International Day of Women and Girls in Science’ in the newly opened U Parkhotel.
As a response to the #MeToo movement and related issues, the UT aims to get an independent ombudsperson. In January, the UT will also launch a new website on integrity and an ‘active bystander training’. These plans were presented at today’s meeting organized by the FFNT (Female Faculty Network Twente).
Female Faculty Network Twente is organizing a conference on ‘Academic career and work-life balance’ in Vrijhof today, on International Women's Day. One of the event’s keynote speakers is Professor Yvonne Benschop, who believes that the issue of work-life balance shouldn’t be presented as a personal choice.
The BMPI (Biomedical Photonic Imaging) group at the UT recently implemented an internal code of conduct, which also covers topics such as sexual harassment or discrimination. Today, BMPI professor Wiendelt Steenbergen presented the code during a FFNT lunch discussion in the DesignLab.