Gender Gap in Science

Welcome to a presentation of the results of the Gender Gap in Science Project by professor Colette Guillopé. After the presentation there will be a Q&A-session.

En gutt og ei jente som ser på tavle med formler og uttrykk fra naturvitenskap og matematikk.


The Gender Gap in Science Project (2018-2021) was a project funded by the International Science Council, led by the International Mathematical Union (IMU) and the International Union for Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). Its aims were to provide evidence to support the making of informed decisions on science policy and to provide materials proven to be useful in encouraging girls and young women to study and pursue education in mathematics and natural sciences. The project consisted of three parts: a global survey of scientists; an analysis of academic publications; and a database of good practices. In this talk by Colette Guillopé, Emerita Professor in Mathematics at the Université Paris-Est Créteil, some of the results from the project will be described. Also an analysis of the data collected by the survey for mathematicians will be discussed.

About the speaker

Colette Guillopé is Emerita Professor in Mathematics at the Université Paris-Est Créteil. Her field of research is partial differential equations for fluid mechanics. 
She has been successively president of the French associations Femmes et Mathématiques (Women and Mathematics) and Femmes & Sciences (Women and Science). She has also been in charge of parity at her university for 5 years. 
In 2011, she contributed to the creation of the association CPED - Standing Conference of Officers for Equality and Diversity in Higher Education and Research Institutions, which today has as members more than 80 institutions of higher education in France. Her expertise is geared towards the promotion of girls and women in fields where they are very few and also deals with gender-based violence in higher education and research, i.e. one of the reasons women may drop out of these fields.

Contact: Inger Christin Borge, Giulia Di Nunno, Nadia Larsen, and Karoline Moe.


Emneord: Matematikk, kvinner i realfag, kjønnsbalanse
Publisert 23. feb. 2022 10:52 - Sist endret 23. feb. 2022 13:38