LNVH Newsletter January 2018

26 Jan 2018

LNVH Newsletter January 2018

January 2018 Newsletter

LNVH news

Women Professors Monitor 2017
On December 12, LNVH published its Women Professors Monitor, which offers insight into the current ratio of men to women in academia and an overview of the current percentages of male and female professors and board members at Dutch universities, university medical centres, and other academic organisations. A recap of the presentation [in Dutch] can be found here. The Monitor can be downloaded via the LNVH website.

Affiliates and donations
At present, the LNVH has 1,202 affiliates, 858 of whom are professors and 344 are associate professors. As you can read in our domestic regulations, affiliates can contribute to the LNVH funds by making an annual donation. Although contributions are not mandatory, we would like to remind you of this possibility. See our website for payment possibilities. By making a donation, you are contributing to the activities of the LNVH and you are helping us to achieve our objectives. The LNVH has a target amount for donations. This amount has been fixed at EUR 50. 

L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science
On 8 March, the Dutch L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science awards will be presented in the Hodshon Huis in Haarlem for the sixth time. In addition to a sum of EUR 25,000, two outstanding women researchers will be allowed several months to concentrate on their research at the NIAS in Amsterdam. Up until now, For Women In Science has produced nine fellows in the Netherlands who were able to perform their research as a result of the programme: Maryam Kavousi (epidemiology), Simone van den Burg (medical ethics), Judith Rietjens (health science), Maria Barbosa (biosciences), Frances Handoko-de Man (pulmonary diseases), Femke Nijboer (neuropsychology), Doris van Halem (water management), Maeike Zijlmans (neurology and neurosurgery) en Carlijn Kamphuis (Human Geography and Planning). Together with the NIAS, the LNVH is a partner of this programme. More information f ollowing soon!

Save the date: LNVH Spring Symposium
On 25 May 2018, the annual LNVH Spring Symposium will be held in Utrecht. This year’s symposium (open to women scientists of all levels) will be devoted to networking, mentoring and sponsoring. You will be receiving a detailed update regarding the programme in your mailbox in february. 

General news

NWO - Gender Equality in European physics research
To remove barriers to the recruitment and career progression of female physicists, the directors of four NWO physics institutes AMOLF, ARCNL, DIFFER and Nikhef will sign Gender Equality Plans (GEP) to promote female physicists careers. The official ceremony took place on January 22nd, 2018 at the start of Physics@Veldhoven in front of the physics community. More information

NWO - Rubicon
This month, NWO announced the names of the 21 researchers who will receive a Rubicon grant. The Rubicon programme gives young, highly promising researchers the opportunity to gain international research experience. A total of 79 researchers submitted a proposal for Rubicon, of which 43 women and 36 men. The overall award rate was 26,6%. The award rate was 25,6% for women and 27,8% for men. Read more

Belle Derks chairperson The Young Academy
Belle Derks, professor of Psychological perspectives on organisational behaviour within institutions at Utrecht University, has been elected chairperson by the members of The Young Academy. As of April 1, 2018, she will take over chairmanship from Rens Vliegenthart. Read more [in Dutch]

500 Women Scientists - Request a Women Scientist
The grassroot organisation '500 Women Scientists' has launched a platform which connects an extensive multidisciplinary network of vetted women in science with anyone who needs to consult a scientist for a news story, invite a keynote speaker or panelist for a conference or workshop, find a woman scientist to collaborate on a project, or serve as a subject matter expert in any capacity. Check out the database of women scientists here.


  • Eleonora Aronica has been appointed professor of Neuropathology at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA).
  • Ellen Backus has been named professor by special appointment of Non-Linear Spectroscopy of Surfaces and Interfaces at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)'s Faculty of Science. 
  • Maria Boletsi has been named professor by special appointment of Modern Greek Studies at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities.
  • Masha Fedorova has been appointed Professor of Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law at Radboud University’s Faculty of Law.
  • Astrid Groot has been appointed professor of Population and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Science.
  • Carla van Herpen has been appointed Professor of Rare Cancers at Radboud University/Radboud university medical center.
  • Manon Kluijtmans is appointed as professor ‘Education to connect science and professional practice’ at Utrecht University.
  • Marike Knoef has been appointed as Professor Empirical Micro-Economics at Leiden University.
  • Liedeke Plate has been appointed Professor of Culture and Inclusivity at Radboud University’s Faculty of Arts.
  • Annemiek van Spriel has been appointed Professor of Experimental Immunology at Radboud University/Radboud university medical center.
  • Janine Ubink has been appointed as Professor of Law, Governance and Development at Leiden University.
  • Karin Verweij has been named professor by special appointment of Genetics in Psychiatry at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA). 
  • Corine Visscher has been appointed professor of Orofacial Physiotherapy at the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Dentistry (ACTA).
  • Martina Vijver has been appointed professor of Ecotoxicology at the Institute of Environmental Sciences of Leiden University.
  • Eveline Wouters has been appointed professor of ‘Succesvolle technologische innovaties in de zorg’ at Tilburg University.

Attending and participating

On 1 February, VU University Amsterdam will be organising an expertmeeting on 'super diversity' and higher education. In light of complex new social formations, super diversity highlights the need for policymakers to recognize new conditions created by these changes and underlines the necessity for social scientists to rethink fundamental approaches to migration. More information about speakers and registration can be found here

Leiden University will be celebrating the International Day of Women & Girls in Science on 11 February by organising a public event revolving around top women scientists at the science faculty. Programme and registration via the Leiden University website.

On International Women's Day, 8 March, Tilburg is holding its annual Gender Unlimited Festival. Resi Becker, director Mail Nederland of PostNL and responsible for 32.000 employees, will tell how to build professional and mutually beneficial relationships and networks, and why diversity is beneficial for organizations. Tilburg University will start a women’s network to create a place to connect and to exchange knowledge and experience. More information

The STEM Gender Equality Congress will take place in Amsterdam on 11 and 12 October. The event brings together researchers, policymakers, administrators and entrepreneurs to discuss how to change gender inequality in science and industry. More information

Vacancies and calls

NIAS: NIAS-Lorentz Theme Groups 

TU Delft: Professor of Heritage & Values
TU Delft: Tenure-Track Position in Mathematical Analysis

Radboud University Nijmegen: Hoogleraar ICT en privaatrecht
Radboud University Nijmegen: Professor of Plant Physiology
Radboud University Nijmegen: Associate Professor of Artificial Intelligence

University of Amsterdam: Full professor Algorithmic Data Science
University of Amsterdam: Full or Associate professor in Law and Finance
University of Amsterdam: Mac Gillavry Fellowship, Tenure Track position for women in Logic and Computation

TU/e: Senior Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

University of Groningen: Professor by Special Appointment of Lower Saxon/Groningen Language and Culture
University of Groningen: Hoogleraar Algemeen Belastingrecht

Tilburg University: Associate Professor in Organizational Psychology

Leiden University: Professor of Quantitative Science Studies
Leiden University: Universitair Hoofddocent Methodologie en Statistiek voor Psychologie

Wageningen University & Research: Full Professor and Chair of Cultural Geography
Wageningen University & Research: Full Professor and Chair of Geo-Information Science (GIS)

Utrecht University: Full Professor ‘Sport & Society’
Utrecht University: 4 Full Professors in Information and Computing Sciences

Erasmus University Rotterdam: Endowed Professor in Standardization Management

See the vacancies via Academic Transfer

Web information

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