2016 activities

May 30 Talented scientists and the leaking pipeline in academia


The Female Faculty Network Twente invites you to a networking lunch lecture:

“Talented scientists and the leaking pipeline in academia”

Prof. Francisco Ramirez

Sociology and Education Professor, Stanford University

Prof. van Steen

Research Director CTIT, UT

on 30 May 2016 from 12.30 till 14.00 hrs.

In the Drienerburght Hotel

Prof. Ramirez will share his research findings as well as practical experiences as a member of the Taskforce for Gender and Leadership at Stanford about the international trends of female scientists in STEM as well as on the measures universities take to address the leaky pipeline syndrome in academia.


Prof. Ramirez is professor of Education and by Sociology at Stanford University. He has been a member of Advisory committee of Stanford International Initiative, member of the Task Force on Women's Leadership at Stanford and is a member of Sociologists for Women in Society. His research among other things has focused on gender effects in Higher Education across the world, including the patterns of women’s access to higher education, the transformation in the status of women in society and in higher education institutions. For more information please check out: https://ed.stanford.edu/faculty/ramirez


In this lunch discussion we will reflect about lessons learnt from the American higher education system how do to stop the leaking pipeline in academia. The discussion will involve also the view based on the UT situation by Prof. van Steen, CTIT Research Director.


Please reply if you want to join this lunch lecture by sending an e-mail to: ffnt@utwente.nl. The number of places is limited and offered on the first come first serve basis.

If you cannot attend the event after registration, please cancel in writing to contain the costs of the event. Thank you for your understanding.


Looking forward to seeing you in this inspiring lecture!


Kind regards on behalf of FFNT,

Prof. Liudvika Leisyte, Chair


Upcoming FFNT activities:

•May 26, 2016 PhD Workshop: “Career Lab for female PhD’s – explore your opportunities and create your own career” by Arielle Brouwer, co-organized with P-NUT.

•The agenda for all the upcoming FFNT activities can be found here



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