Sukarma Rani Thareja writes that before the 2020 lockdown due to the covid-19 pandemic, women in science had already experienced other forms of lockdown.
Gender discrimination and stereotyping issues have taken an appreciable attention the last decades by media and research, leading to policy reformations and even to legislation amendments in respect to equality. Despite that, stereotypes are still apparent and in certain cases robust. In other words, stereotypes seem to be profound about certain jobs. A man will choose from a fixed set of masculine careers to make his living, and women will have to choose from another fixed set of feminine careers to make her living. One occupation that is suffering from gender imbalance in the EU is elementary school teacher. In this article is discussed the gender gap of teaching staff in primary schools in the EU.
A pragmatic solution to associate citizens more closely with research is to develop training programmes associating researchers with teachers. This is exactly what the Maison pour la Science en Alsace initiative has done in France. In this opinion piece, its director Mélodie Faury explains the benefits of such an approach in getting teachers first-hand experience of what research really is about.
The 1st EuroScience Policy Forum will discuss changes in expectations on academic institutions and identify new pathways for sustainable academia.
Zehra Sayers narrates recent events at Boğaziçi University in Turkey, currently under a strong attack from the Turkish Government.
Prof. Tavernarakis narrates his ambitions and challenges in his new role as Vice-President ERC and the perspectives for research in Europe.
Being at one of the first in-person conferences since COVID-19 was surreal, but valuable, writes SciDev.Net managing editor Ben Deighton regarding ESOF 2020.
Sukarma Rani Thareja writes a poem during the world environment day, in a pandemic context, reflecting on the relation between humans and the environment.
Circulation of fake information has become one of the leading problems we are facing in the digital environment. Watchdogs are fighting back with solutions.
In a recent episode of The Life Scientific (a BBC programme), Corinne Le Quéré discussed the importance of opening science to the public.
Sukarma Rani Thareja from India, wrote a poem to celebrate women in science.
The goal of the project is to set up a new frontier in automate sign language interpreting with novel technologies and AI algorithm.