Category Archives: Women and natural science

Gender and equality

Until a few weeks ago I had been unaware that Stockholm University has a council for gender and equality issues. Now I know that it exists and that it forms an important part of Stockholm University. It acts as an … Continue reading

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Raise your consciousness!

Our Department celebrated its 50 year anniversary yesterday with good food, very nice lectures and the unveiling of a portrait gallery showing all the former professors, who had once populated the place since the late 1800s. Beside these seriously looking … Continue reading

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And the winner is ….

In May this year I was really taken back by the low number of women on the list of EGU medal, both for 2013 and also when looking back a couple of years. So I sent an open letter to … Continue reading

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Why women leave academia and why universities should be worried

Facebook is not only a good forum to keep in contact with friends and family, or to post more or less strange pictures and videos, but also a source of information that would otherwise be easily overlooked. One of my … Continue reading

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Nomination deadline is tomorrow

Deadline for the EGU medal nominations is tomorrow – June 15. I sincerely hope that many of you have sent in their nominations – I have sent my two nominations for two successful, bright and gorgeous female scientists a few … Continue reading

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Gender issues at universities revisited

The online newsletter Curie, which is issued by the Swedish Research Council recently highlighted research by Mikael Hjerm and Rickard Danell of Umeå University. The two scientists found that female researchers are discriminated even at Swedish Universities. Their results, published … Continue reading

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Changes are possible – it just needs an effort

It is almost two weeks since I wrote my blog about the gender bias among EGU’s awards and medals. The reactions to my post were many. Some of these led to interesting discussions, some provided tips on further reading, and … Continue reading

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