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Gender Balance

Welcome to this Special Issue of EuroScientist on: Gender Balance!

Welcome to this special issue of EuroScientist focusing on Gender issues in research and academia.

We have asked the views of Nobel Laureates, who have an interesting perspective on women in science.

You will also discover a wealth of opinions describing what remains to be done to resolve gender issues. Not only do we discuss ways of resolving conscious and unconscious gender bias, but we also look at issues related to how gender perspective affects the nature of research itself.

As for solutions, it appears that mentoring is one of the most helpful solution, beyond more interventionist approaches such as quota, which are controversial.

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May 2016 bring you exciting prospects!

The EuroScientist team.


Quota or no quota

By Sabine Louët, EuroScientist Editor.


Four Nobel Laureates speak on women in science

By Luca Tancredi Barone, Science journalist, Spain.

Gender bias

Gender bias: a ladder made for men

By Vanessa Schipani, Science journalist, Philadelphia, USA.

Time to recognise the influence of gender on research outcomes

By Londa Schiebinger, Stanford University, USA.

Constructive solutions

Progressive policies to improve the gender balance in scientific research

By Fiona Blighe, Science Foundation Ireland.

Why do self-made women rely on mentors

By Janna Degener, freelance journalist, Germany.

Women innovators

Entrepreneurship: the 'she' factor

By Agnieszka Klucznik-Törö, Innovation expert, Poland.

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