EWORA launches a New Initiative: Call for Biographies 


EWORA is pleased to announce its project "Careers Beyond the Glass Ceiling:
European Women Rectors on the Map" (EWR-MAP) that was initiated in January 2022. 


She Figures 2021 still reports that women remain underrepresented in senior leadership positions of higher education and research. This project aims to literally put Women Rectors on the map with the aim of raising the visibility of women in academia who cracked the glass ceiling in academia that is still a "gendered sphere".

The interactive world map is available here with including information (name, position, institution, country, picture, and bio) about active or former women rectors/presidents/vice-chancellors of academic institutions.  It is making the portraits of women rectors "visible"  as role models are key to gender equality and diversity. This database mainly includes women rectors of European Universities but will not be limited to this region only.

If you would like to be listed in this database, would you please kindly send us your "picture and biography including your title, position, and institution" by email to info@ewora.org ? Biographies should be between 500 - 750 words and written in the third person. Pictures should be in a high-resolution jpeg format (Min 500KB - Max 2MB).

All active/former rectors are eligible to submit their biographical data. 


We also appreciate it if you help us by forwarding this email to relevant academics who are eligible/interested to be listed or sending their contact information to us. Also if there have been any women rectors in the history of your universities/countries we will be glad to receive your help in expanding our database.