EWORA, the European Women Rectors Association, organises webinar on leadership in universities of science & technology | 13 April
31 March 2023 | From partners
– Conclusions aim at developing strategies to increase female participation in university leadership
– Prof. Orla Feely, President-elect of University College Dublin (UCD), is one of the guest speakers
“Advancing leadership at European level and beyond by women rectors of technical universities” is the title of the upcoming webinar organised by the European Women Rectors Association (EWORA), taking place on the 13th of April from 16H00 to 17H30 CEST. UNICA is a supporting organisation of this event, together with CESAER, IAU, and IAUP.
The webinar aims to understand why there is still a very limited number of female rectors at European universities of science & technology, which will feed into the development of proposals to increase the participation of female leaders. In this webinar, participants will have the opportunity to analyze cases together, define barriers and create solutions to encourage younger generations to run for the top leadership position in universities of science & technology in Europe, and beyond. Prof. Orla Feely, President-elect of University College Dublin (UCD), and who will the first female President of UCD, is one of the invited speakers.
This webinar is publicly open and registration is free.
About the topic
The power of science & technology to transform society, for better and for worse, has been demonstrated repeatedly throughout history. Universities of science & technology have specific roles and responsibilities related to advancing developments in science & technology, and ensuring these are for the benefit of humankind. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) provides a human-centric framework, foundational for this endeavour, as it enables more meaningful and deeper engagement with all of society.
At the same time and for a range of reasons, including historical ones, universities of science & technology have often not been ‘best-in-class’ in DEI in general, and in the promotion of women leadership in specific. Overcoming this shortcoming is therefore important to support universities of science & technology to assume their societal roles and responsibilities, and to boost their contributions to society.
Chair: Prof. Isabel Gil, , EWORA Board Member & Rector of Universidad Católica Portuguesa
16:00 – 16:10 Welcome by Prof. Gülsün Sağlamer, President of EWORA & former Rector, ITU
16:10 – 16:20 Introduction by Prof. Isabel Gil, Rector of Universidad Católica Portuguesa
16:20 – 17:20 Moderated panel discussion
- Prof. Geraldine Rauch, President, Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin)
- Prof. Orla Feely, President-elect, University College Dublin (UCD)
- Prof. Sondan D. Feyiz, Rector, Kadir Has University
17:20 – 17 25 Wrap-up by Prof. Isabel Gil
17:25- 17:30 Next steps and closing by Prof. Gülsün Sağlamer