EWORA Webinar Series - 2, 27 April 2023

The power of science & technology to transform society, for better and for worse, has been demonstrated repeatedly throughout history. Universities of science & technology have specific roles and responsibilities related to advancing developments in science & technology, and ensuring these are for the benefit of humankind. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) provides a human-centric framework, foundational for this endeavour, as it enables more meaningful and deeper engagement with all of society.

At the same time and for a range of reasons, including historical ones, universities of science & technology have often not been ‘best-in-class’ in DEI in general, and in the promotion of women leadership in specific. Overcoming this shortcoming is therefore important to support universities of science & technology to assume their societal roles and responsibilities, and to boost their contributions to society.  

The European Women Rectors Association (EWORA) organized this webinar series to advance our understanding of why we have very limited number of female rectors at European universities of science & technology, which will feed into the development of proposals to increase the participation of female leaders.  

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TITLE : 'Advancing leadership at European level and beyond by women rectors of technical universities’


DATE: 27 April 2023, 16:00 CET 


Chair: Prof. Pamela Gillies, EWORA Board Member & Former Principal/Vice-Chancellor of Glasgow
Caledonian University




16:00 - 16:10 Welcome by Prof. Gülsün Sağlamer, President of EWORA & former Rector, ITU
16:10 - 16:20 Introduction by Prof. Pamela Gillies, Former Principal/Vice-Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University

16:20 - 17:20 Moderated panel discussion 


Prof. Anne Borg, Rector, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Prof. Ana Costa Freitas, President, AMONET (Amonet- Portuguese Association of Women in Science) & Former Rector, University of Evora
Prof. Tuncay Dogeroglu, Former Rector,  Eskisehir Technical University 

17:20 - 17 25 Wrap-up by Prof. Pamela Gillies
17:25- 17:30 Next steps and closing by Prof. Gülsün Sağlamer