One of the University’s main ambitions is having more women from all over the world in higher academic positions. This goal is a perfect addition to the UG’s journey towards achieving an inclusive and diverse community. The Rosalind Franklin Fellowship was established at the UG years ago and the Aletta Jacobs chairs were created in 2020. A special incentive fund was created for the establishment of these Aletta Jacobs chair positions exclusively for female academics. Through this fund, female academics at the UG can be promoted from associate professor to full professor. With the help of the fund, the University hopes to promote gender equality at the full professor level within the UG. Right now, there are 17 Aletta Jacobs professors.
In this series of videos, we put some of these professors in the spotlight and let them tell us about their work, career, passions, and interests. What do they find important in their work? What are their ambitions? What is it like working at the University as a woman? These are some of the topics that are addressed.
This third episode features Anne Beaulieu, Professor of Knowledge Infrastructures. In her work, Beaulieu focuses on the relationship between science, technology, and the human and natural world. Her research and teaching provide insights into how data is created, synthesized, and converted into evidence. An important question is: Why do we have the knowledge that we have, and what makes it important? In this video, Beaulieu also describes why it is important to her that the University is working hard to increase its institutional diversity, in order to further heterogeneity and broaden the routes to find your way and contribute academically.
Watch the previous episodes with Susan Aasman en Louise Meijering.
Want to find out more? Read our article about the UG and International Women's Day.
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