Women constitute 29% of staff in the Faculty of Science

Our recent post about the gender distribution of students in the Faculty of Science (45% of women among new students) raised questions about the gender distribution of the staff. Per popular request: overall, the distribution is 29%/71% between women/men.

Fraction of women in major staff groups:

  • Research and Teaching Assistants: 35% (78/144 female/male)
  • Laboratory staff and Research Coordinators: 33% (31/62)
  • PhD students: 31% (100/223)
  • Postdocs: 26% (50/140)
  • University Lecturers and Teachers: 32% (28/60)
  • University Researchers: 22% (22/79)
  • Assistant and Associate Professors: 32% (13/28)
  • Professors and Research Directors: 16% (15/77)

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Faculty of Science has a strong gender balance in students

Against some popular impressions, the Faculty of Science has the most balanced gender distribution among students in the whole University of Helsinki. In 2019, 45% of new students admitted to the BSc programmes of the faculty were women (314 out of 703). The Faculty of Science wins this competition with a clear margin: the next faculties, Law and Theology, both admitted 37% men. Continue reading

(Oma)opettajien vertaistyönohjaus – Peer Group for Teachers (Academic Mentors) on 25.10.2019

[FI] Mikä on roolini omaopettajana? Miten kohtaan haastavia vuorovaikutustilanteita? Minkälaisia hyviä käytänteitä tiedekunnassa on omaopettajien tueksi?

[EN] What is my role as an Academic Mentor? Difficulties to communicate with students – how to deal with that? What best practices have others used in Academic Mentoring?

Welcome to a peer support event on Fri 25.10.2019 at 12-14! Continue reading

Epäorgaanisen kvalitatiivisen analyysin opetuksen digitointi

Epäorgaanisen kvalitatiivisen analyysin opetuksen ohjeisto ja epäorgaanisen reaktio-opin tietoaineisto muutetaan kemian kandiohjelman digiloikka–projektin puitteissa sähköiseen muotoon eli se digitoidaan html-selaimella luettavaksi hypertekstiksi. Continue reading