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Colloquium: WiSE – How can Luxembourg do better?

Following the exhibition WiSE Women – Women in Science and Engineering in Luxembourg, a colloquium will take place on Monday, 13 February 2017, where three panels of researchers and specialists will discuss questions surrounding women in science in Luxembourg and how the country can do better. 

Luxembourg has the opportunity to welcome a large number of talented researchers with rich and varied profiles. Yet only 24% of all the researchers employed in Luxembourg are women, making the country bottom of the class in Europe! How can one explain this figure? And how to improve the situation for women?

Three panels of researchers will discuss their experiences and identify major issues along with specialists and the audience. How to reconcile maternity and mobility? How to motivate younger generations to embrace scientific careers? How to create an inclusive work environment?

The reflections of the evening will give rise to a white paper which will be transmitted to the institutions in order to make scientific careers more attractive for women and to get closer and closer to real equality.

The discussion will be followed by a networking cocktail offered by the City of Luxembourg.

Date, time and venue

Monday, 13 February, start 19:00

Tramsschapp, 49 Rue Ermesinde, 1469 Luxembourg


Please register to take part in the colloquium

WiSE Women – Women in Science and Engineering in Luxembourg

Open to the public from 20 January to 11 February 2017, the WiSE exhibition presents the scientific projects and professional careers of a selection of 12 female scientists and engineers working in public and private research institutions in Luxembourg.

The exhibition is organised by the Ville de Luxembourg in collaboration with the FNR and the Fondation Jeunes Scientifiques Luxembourg.

Find out more about the exhibition

FNR Highlights: Women in Science

Throughout the exhibition, the FNR is publishing highlights about a selection of the scientists featured in the exhibition: