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Women in Science


ICTP celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2018

Why are there still fewer women than men in science? In a world where just 30% of researchers are women, the reasons are many, ranging from the challenge of balancing family life and career to a lack of childcare support and role models.

ICTP hopes to address some of these challenges through a number of initiatives aimed at increasing the participation and representation of women in physics at the Centre. By including specific actions to this end in its new strategic plan for 2015 to 2019, ICTP has already taken some important steps:

More actions are planned, thanks to the appointment of a coordinator for ICTP's women in physics initiatives. Please check this web page frequently for new developments and opportunities.