International, Student Life

Arqus is taking part in the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

On The February 11, 2021

De 9h00 à 12h00

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated every year on February 11. This international event was introduced by the United Nations to promote equal access to and participation in science for women and girls and to highlight the great contributions that they have made to science and technology. To mark this event, the Arqus Alliance universities have decided to organize a webinar, open to all, to share their STEM expertise.


9:00 – 09:15 AM: Welcome speech, introducing the webinar topics

  • Speech by Benedetta Zatti, Head of the “Accessibility, Inclusion and Diversity” initiative
  • Introduction from the members of the initiative: Mona Grindheim Matre (Bergen), Hanne Johansen (Bergen), Maria Santamarina (Granada), Ana Isabel Garcia Lopez (Granada), Margarita Sanchez (Granada), Magdalena Rodriguez (Granada), Maribel Garcia (Granada), Nuria Rico (Granada), Victoria Reszler (Graz), Dorothee Alfermann (Leipzig), Stefanie Koelling (Leipzig), Delphine Julienne (Lyon-Saint-Étienne), Angeline Durand-Vallot (Lyon-Saint-Étienne), Gustavo Insaurralde (Lyon-Saint-Étienne), Marion Sagnard (Lyon-Saint-Étienne), Annalisa Oboe (Padua) Silvia Preciso (Padua) and Vidita Urboniene (Vilnius)

9:15 AM – 10:30 AM: Presentations and discussions about best practices

  • Encouraging young girls to get involved in STEM, “Girls, Mathematics and Computer Science: A brilliant equation” by Professor Stéphane Gaussent (Faculty of Science and Technology, Université Jean Monnet)
  • Presentation of the NErd Project by Silvia Preciso (University of Padua)
  • “I want to be an engineer” by Professor Nuria Rico (University of Granada)

10:30 - 10:45 AM: break

10:45 - 11:15 AM: How to deal with intersectoral discrimination

  • Presentation of the AntiBias-Circle by Professor Lisa Scheer (Graz)

11:15 - 11:45 AM: Teaching methods to promote gender equality

  • Presentation by Professor Philipp Spitzer (Graz)