‘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.
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.
The whole world seems to be engaged in the #MeToo movement and the University of Twente is no exception. Today, the Female Faculty Network (FFNT) organized the first lunch discussion of their series ‘#MeToo in Academia’.
Female Faculty Network Twente (FFNT) organized its annual New Year’s Breakfast today to reflect on FFNT activities held in 2017 and to present the network’s plans for the coming year.
An open discussion on the topic #MeTooUT will take place next Wednesday, the 8th of November. The event, organized by the Ambassador's Network and the Female Faculty Network of the UT (FFNT), is open to everyone from the University of Twente.
The total percentage of female students who enroll for Mechanical Engineering is only 6%. How can we achieve better gender diversity, not only at the Faculty of Engineering Technology, but also at other UT faculties? ‘External candidates are often perceived as risk by selection committees, but we need to give equal opportunities to candidates from within the university and from abroad,’ thinks Geert Dewulf.
Henny Kramers-Pals (79) werd in 1963 het eerste vrouwelijke staflid aan de Technische Hogeschool Twente. Nu, 54 jaar later, is ze als gastdocent nog steeds aan de UT verbonden. Vandaag, op Internationale Vrouwendag, vertelt ze over haar loopbaan als vrouw in een mannenwereld.
‘We plan to include the UT's management team in our activities more, so we can help each other and reach our common goal: to support female academics and make the university an attractive place in terms of gender equality,’ says Vanessa Magnanimo, the new chair of FFNT (Female Faculty Network Twente).
‘Diversity is not only right, it is the only way,’ Prof. Liudvika Leisyte began today’s FFNT conference titled ‘Openness to diversity: Integrating local and global perspectives’, event which aimed to raise awareness about the importance of international talent at the University of Twente.
Meer vrouwen in de hogere functies; het wil nog niet vlotten. De UT wil er een klap op en ‘herijkt’ het bestaande beleid. In 2020 moet twintig procent van de hoogleraren vrouw zijn.
Even though the percentage of women in science keeps increasing, female academics are still a minority in higher ranking positions. Why is that and how can we change this situation? That´s the main question that was discussed at today´s FFNT lunch meeting, which was also attended by Francisco Ramirez, Professor of Sociology from the Stanford University.