Last year, more than 200 researchers, students, and policy makers gathered at the Department of Biology to discuss the facts and consequences of gender inequality in the Natural Sciences.

On November 27th we now invite you to join us for an afternoon of stimulating talks and discussion about what we can do to secure equal access to research careers in academia and industry for both genders in the foreseeable future.  

A panel of excellent national and international speakers will contribute their insights gained from research environments in Sweden, The United Kingdom, and The United States, as well as the recent recommendations from the Danish taskforce for More Women in Research, and the action plan Career, Gender, and Quality from the University of Copenhagen.

The Strategic Research Committee of the Department of Biology (BIO-SFU) and the Faculty of Science (SCIENCE) at the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) invites you to an afternoon event with focus on the facts and consequences of gender inequality in the Natural Sciences, and a solution-oriented discussion of how to promote equal career opportunities in the University environment.

Gender equity in the university environment is about attracting the best young talents of both genders to an academic career. We invite anyone, male or female, student or professor, to come and learn the facts, get inspired by the ideas of others, contribute with ideas of their own, and help identify solutions that work.

Time: November 27st 2015, 13:00-17:00

Venue: Lundbeckfond Auditorium, Biocenter, Ole Maaløes Vej 5, Copenhagen N

The event is free, and open to all participants registered before November 26.

PROGRAM 
13:00 JOHN RENNER HANSEN, Dean and BIO-SFU
Welcome
13:05 MARLENE ZUK
Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, University of Minnesota, USA
Gender, science and myths of merit
13:40 JANE CLARKE
Professor of Molecular Biophysics, Cambridge University, England
Lessons from my scientific journey
14:15 Coffee break
14:45 ANNE-MARIE LEVY
EU Deployment Lead, GSK
Inspirational leadership – why developing talent & managing potential is critical
15:00 TINE JESS
Professor, MD, DMSc, Statens Serum Institut, Member of the gender and research task force for the Danish Ministry for Science and Education, Recipient of a Female Research Leader grant from the Danish Research Councils, Member of The Young Academy
How to keep female talents in Danish research
15:15 VERONICA AHLQVIST
Member of the Swedish Research Councils
Observations on gender equality in the Swedish Research Council’s peer review process
15:35 Panel discussion on Research, Gender and Career 
Panel members:
Malene Zuk, University of Minnesota, USA
Jane Clarke, University of Cambridge, UK
John Renner, Faculty of Science at UCPH
Tine Jess, Statens Serum Institut
Veronica Ahlqvist, Swedish Research Councils
16:20 NIELS KROER
Head of Department, BIO
Closing of the symposium – Concluding remarks
16:30 Refreshments and informal discussion