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Women in Science

Women’s occupancy of high-level posts in science is not proportional to the number of women qualified to do so, and the number of women in leadership positions is stagnant or increasing very slowly.

Increasing women’s role in the system is an objective shared by numerous scientific institutions in Europe.

The CERCA Institute has been closely involved in this regard, taking measures to foster the introduction of the gender perspective in research centres of excellence in Catalonia.

With this goal in mind, a diversity commission has been created to discuss and propose tools and measures to remove such bias and obstacles and to prevent waste of such highly qualified human capital.

The commission is made up of:

Martine Bosman
Staff Physicist at the Institute for High Energy Physics (IFAE)

Mara Dierssen
Group Leader at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)

Javier Mora
Staff Scientist at the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE)

Jordi Peiret
Manager of the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICAC)

Hermínia Pujol
Manager of the Centre for Demographic Studies (CED)

Anna Ribas
Manager of the Girona Biomedical Research Institute (IdibGi)

Lluís Rovira
Director of the CERCA Institute