Conference on Global Approach to the Gender Gap in Mathematical, Computing and Natural Sciences: How to Measure It, How to Reduce It?

It will take place between November 4 and 8, 2019 at the ICTP in Trieste, Italy.

Final meeting of a collaborative project (2017-2019), funded by the International Council for Science, of eleven major scientific international unions and organizations: findings, discussions, conclusions and recommendations.

Reducing the gender gap is a major challenge for the whole scientific community, in developed as well as developing countries, and concerns everyone, men and women.

The project has concentrated its efforts on three main tasks: the Joint Global Survey with 30,000 respondents (male and female) in more than 130 countries using 8 languages, the Joint Study on Publication Patterns analyzing comprehensive metadata sources of publications of more than 500,000 scientists since 1970, a Database of Good Practices for girls and young women, parents, and organizations.


– Report on the findings and achievements of the three tasks of the project, globally, by scientific discipline and by geographical zone
– Discuss and evaluate the results of the project.
– Formulate recommendations and discuss new initiatives.

Speakers (partial list)

A. BROOKS, UNESCO (retired)
T. K. CAMP, Colorado School of Mines
M. GOOS, University of Limerick
R. IVIE, American Institute of Physics
G. LOZANO, University of Arizona
H. MIHALJEVIC, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin
M. F. OUEDRAOGO, African Women in Mathematics Association
S. PONCE-DAWSON, Instituto de Física de Buenos Aires
M. RENTETZI, National Technical University of Athens
L. SANTAMARIA, Independant Researcher
SOON T.-K., Institut Kimia Malaysia


A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.

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