New figures about the number of female professors appear about once a year. While their share used to stay constantly around 10 percent for years, it seems that some progress has finally been made in the past two years. About time, since the university only has a few months remaining to reach this self-imposed goal.
‘EUR will not achieve target regarding female professors’
The university will not achieve its target of having one in five women as professors,…
ESE and RSM have the lowest number of female professors
ESL and the ESHCC are the only faculties to currently reach EUR’s target stating that…
Why are there fewer women professors at Erasmus University than in, for example, traditional masculine strongholds such as the technical universities in Delft and Eindhoven? And why does it seem to be so difficult to do anything about it? The answer to that question is complex, so very complex that a PhD student will try to formulate that answer throughout her entire PhD. Former RSM dean Steef van de Velde has his own view on it, and the previous chief diversity officer Hanneke Takkenberg saw herself as a modern day Don Quixote.
And then there are the official plans.
This PhD candidate is researching why the number of female professors is lagging behind
Daphne van Helden is performing doctoral research into the paths taken by men and women…
‘We are all chasing the same women’
Dutch universities have made quite an effort to receive subsidies for the appointment of…
“The problem lies with all of us, not just with white males”
Hanneke Takkenberg: “The problem lies with all of us, not just with white males”
The Westerdijk plan was devised by the previous minister of Education, Jet Bussemaker. The thought was: through a financial incentive, we are raising the embarrassingly low percentage of female professors nationwide. Unfortunately, the incentive (€ 50,000 per position) turned out to be insufficient to convince the Rotterdam faculties: only four of the nine positions available were filled. A quarter of a million euros was wasted.
EUR to pass up on a quarter million for appointment of women professors
The University has failed to find enough female candidates for funded professorships.
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Currently, 11 percent of EUR’s professors are female.
EUR delays its target figure for women professors
EUR conservative in its target figure for women professors.