New Mission Statement

In light of the change in focus that the LNVH has undergone in 20 years of commitment to gender equality in academia, the LNVH launches an updated mission statement that better fits the current and future course of the LNVH:

LNVH aims to promote and sustain equal representation of women in academia, works towards the betterment of the position of women of all backgrounds and pushes for an inclusive and safe academic community.


The 2022 L'Oréal Unesco For Women in Science fellowships and Rising Talent Prizes awarded

Two exceptional women researchers in the field of Life Sciences received a research grant of EUR 25,000 on April 21, 2022, giving them the opportunity to spend several months working on their research at the prestigious Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS-KNAW) in Amsterdam, and three amazing young talents were awarded with the Rising Talent Prizes. LNVH is (co-)founding partner of this program. Find all information on the laureates, their research and the award ceremony here.  



Report 'The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the work and wellbeing of academics in the Netherlands'

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a significant impact on the work and wellbeing of academics. Coping with the consequences will take leadership, money and a tailor-made approach.

The Young Academy and the Dutch Network of Women Professors, in cooperation with the Universities of the Netherlands (VSNU | UNL), have studied the impact of the first lockdown period on the work and wellbeing of academics in the Netherlands and present various recommendations for how best to mitigate any adverse consequences.

  Click here to read the full report


 About LNVH

The Dutch Network of Women Professors (Landelijk Netwerk Vrouwelijke Hoogleraren - LNVH)  began life informally in the nineties, and became a foundation on the 9th of August 2001. The LNVH is a network of over 1400 female professors and associate professors. Together they represent every discipline and all Dutch Universities. The LNVH aims to promote the proportionate representation of women in academia.

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