Growing up I always wanted to be a scientist. At first, I wanted to be a dentist. I loved taking care of my teeth. I thought since I like taking care of my teeth, I could look after other people’s teeth as well. One might ask themselves how...

As of January 2020, the GEARING-ROLES partner Estonian Research Council is one of the 21 research organizations funding the initiative AcademiaNet (www.academia-net.org) – a portal of leading women scientists. The portal is managed by The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Switzerland’s main research funding organisation. We asked Dr Simona Isler,...

One of the priorities of the European Research Area is to achieve an “open labour market for researchers in Europe”. For that to happen, it is important that European research performing organizations and European researchers share common rights and obligations. In order to foster this goal, the European...

The University of Ljubljana this year celebrates its centenary. Many events and activities were organized to review the compelling scientific tradition that has been, and still is, cultivated at the University. On this occasion, many researchers from different scientific fields emphasised that, unfortunately women, were left on the margins of academic...