Gender Activities

Gender Activities

Gender board

The RESOLV Gender Board comprises all female PIs and PSs in RESOLV. It is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of all gender issues. The Gender Board organizes regular meetings for all female RESOLV researchers, which encourages knowledge and experience transfer between the scientists, especially between young and experienced researchers. The Speaker of the Gender Board is Prof. Dr. Enrica Bordignon.


Colloquia, trainings & Networking

Visits of international female researchers, workshops and training programs and networking activities to support women in science

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The International Female Faculty was founded within RESOLV with the specific aim to support and promote women in scientific careers. The International Female Faculty was founded in conjunction with the NCCR MUST (Molecular Ultrafast Science and Technology) Network in Switzerland and organises regular International Women Scientist Meetings on Gender and Science. The last network meeting took place on September 13-14, 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland.

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Family friendly

Furthermore, establishing a family friendly environment is at the heart of resolv.

The RUB supports this by offering the “ProKids” service center for parents and the bilingual model “Campus Day Care Center”. In addition to this, RUB was one of the first universities to introduce a Dual Career Concept as part of their hiring strategy and it was approved as a “family friendly” university by the Hertie foundation. One of the major obstacles and difficulties is the handling of hazardous materials or chemicals during pregnancy.

Thus, RESOLV will finance a laboratory assistant service for pregnant women. In order to secure the progress of ongoing projects, this financial support is extended for an additional six months after delivery to compensate for maternity leave and restricted lab work, thereby facilitating the mothers' return into their scientific careers. RESOLV will allocate special funds for additional child care at conferences and workshops, and offer a baby-sitting service on demand.