Second LERU Gender Conference

14 June 2018 - 2:00pm to 15 June 2018 - 4:00pm

Zürich, Switzerland

Universität Zürich (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 (PDF, 310 KB) (LERU paper).

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 organizations and on the people within them.

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

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