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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Implemented by UNESCO and UN-Women, the International Day of Women and Girls in Science is celebrated on 11 February. This day promotes women and girls in science, and it is also an opportunity to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls.

InnoRenew CoE is committed to having diversity in research staff, including gender equality. Among the institute’s 69 employees, 45 percent are women. In 2021, 19 InnoRenew CoE employees enrolled in doctoral studies. Forty-seven percent of these students are women from various fields—renewable materials for healthy built environments, kinesiology, pedagogy, chemistry and computer science, which is encouraging data for the future of science.

Additionally, InnoRenew CoE completed and adopted InnoRenew CoE’s Gender Equality Plan and further integrated the gender dimension into the institute’s research in 2021.

You can read more about the reasons for gender dimension importance in research in the InnoRenew CoE cross section article “Why is the gender dimension important in research?”