Fifteen Aletta Jacobs chairs for female academics at University of Groningen
10 Mar 2020
Fifteen Aletta Jacobs chairs for female academics at University of GroningenDuring the presentation of the Aletta Jacobs Prize on Friday 6 March, Rector Magnificus Cisca Wijmenga announced that the University of Groningen has created an incentive fund to set up fifteen new chairs, which will be assigned exclusively to female academics. The chairs will be named after the figurehead of the UG: Aletta Jacobs.
The fifteen Aletta Jacobs chairs will be divided between all eleven faculties. The incentive fund will enable the faculties to convert existing Associate Professor posts into Full Professor posts this academic year. The UG already runs the Rosalind Franklin Fellowship Programme, which allowed the UG to appoint its 100th talented female academic in 2019.