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NEWS
Eight European universities

NEWS is the acronym of “network on ethnicity and women scientists”. It is a project which aims at investigating the situation of foreign women scientists and those from foreign origin (migrants or ethnic minorities) pursuing scientific careers in 7 European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, The Netherlands, United Kingdom) and one Eastern European candidate country for the EU entry (Bulgaria).

If gender scholarship shows that the level of gender awareness among scientists is rather uneven in Europe, there is still little knowledge on how the combined discriminatory effect of gender and ethnicity operates in the scientific community. For what gender and ethnicity is concerned, does the old image of “ivory towers” hold true? Do academic institutions and scientific communities practice equal opportunities and equal treatment in employment regardless of gender and ethnic belonging?


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