These UK schemes seek to put processes that improve equality and diversity on a more firm footing within academic departments, and have seen very widespread adoption. With growing interest in similar schemes in Finland, we have invited some experts to continue the discussion.
After the opening words by UH vice-rector Tom Böhling, Gary Loke from Advance HE introduced the Athena SWAN scheme which covers all disciplines, while the physics-specific Project Juno scheme was presented by Professor Nicola Wilkin, University of Birmingham and chair of the Juno Panel. The presentations were followed by a panel discussion including Mark Hindmarsh, Department of Physics, and time for networking.
To find out more, please have a look on the video from the event by David Whipp.
Pictures from the event (photographs by Jennifer Ott):