Mission & History


The specific aims of DiP Finland are to:

  • educate and encourage postgraduate students and postdocs to pursue a career in physics, with a goal of making sure the people in our field better represent society as a whole,
  • increase opportunities for students and young researchers to find tutors, mentors and role models with whom they identify,
  • increase opportunities for researchers from diverse and minoritised backgrounds to exchange information and network with their peers,
  • increase the visibility of physicists from underrepresented groups,
  • identify and remove obstacles that reinforce iniquity in the career development of physicists from different backgrounds, and
  • maintain an international network with other organisations representing and supporting scientists from under-represented and minoritised groups.


Diversity in Physics, Finland (FinDiP) was established in 2006 as a working group of Finnish Physical Society (FPS) by Profs. Katri Huitu and Ritva Serimaa, called Finnish Women in Physics (FinWiP). During the past years, several distinguished scientists acted as chairs of FinWiP: Ritva Serimaa, Katri Huitu, Hanna Vehkamäki, Paula Eerola, Eija Tanskanen and Milica Todorović.

In 2019, we changed our name to its current form to better reflect our diverse community – and the ways in which the intersections of our backgrounds and experiences influences us.