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Second LERU Gender Conference, 14 - 15 June 2018

30 March 2018

The University of Zürich (UZH) is proud to host the Second LERU Gender Conference on 14 - 15 June 2018.

The disproportional loss of female talent in academia is evident and systematic almost without exception across disciplines, faculties, universities, and countries. Join us for this exciting opportunity to think together and talk to each other about why this happens, and ways to stop it.

LERU advice paper: Implicit bias in academia
UZH and the other 22 members of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) examine implicit gender bias as one significant explanation of the loss of female talent in Implicit bias in academia: A challenge to the meritocratic principle – and what to do about it (LERU paper).

Media coverage of advice paper
Times Higher Education

Trinity News

The conference will on the one hand serve to disseminate and discuss this LERU paper with a large audience representing various stakeholders, and on the other hand it will serve to explore and illuminate the phenomenon of bias and its effects on research-performing organisations and on the people within them.

Programme: Second LERU Gender Conference

Conference exhibition
Registered conference participants can present their own work on bias at the conference exhibition, which takes place at lunchtime on Friday 15 June 2018 (please see the conference programme). Please indicate whether you wish to bring an exhibit when registering online for the conference.

We are pleased to offer professional, on-site childcare free of charge to conference participants.

Registration for childcare is possible via conference registration.

Conference fee
The conference fee of CHF 215.40 includes a conference pack and all meals and refreshments listed on the conference programme. Of course, as indicated above, childcare is also free of charge.

Register now

European University Association (EUA)

Brussels office:
Avenue de l’Yser, 24
1040 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0) 2 230 55 44

Geneva office:
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Case postale 3174
1211 Geneva 3
Tel: +41 22 552 02 96