THE WORLD NEEDS SCIENCE & SCIENCE NEEDS WOMEN
Why WISH ?
WISH stands for Women In Science & Humanities.
Our goal is to support young women in STEM, in particular at EPFL, as well as to encourage them to continue their research and pursue their dreams in a higher professional career.
Learn more about our mission here.
Some key numbers
Although the number of female students in STEM is on the rise, women represent only 30% of researchers worldwide
Source : UNESCO (2019)
Women are 23% more likely to drop out of STEM subjects than their male counterparts. The peak of their drop-out is reached following the 7th semester.
Source: IZA, Institute of Labor Economics (2019)
Women make up only 11% of the tenure-track professors at EPFL. This number goes up to 22% for associate professors and 15% for full professors.
Source: EPFL, Gender Monitoring (2019)
Erna Hamburger Prize Ceremony - November 2020
Prof. Micha Lipson is this year's Erna Hamburger Prize winner! She will hold an online presentation "Computing at the speed of light" available on November 16th, 2020 at 17:00, on this page. Click here for more information on the event.
Round Table Discussions - Fall 2020
The Discussion Lunches are back! Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they will be held online, taking the form of a Zoom meeting.
The first one will be held mid-October and the second one towards the end of November.
Click here for more information!
We thank our event sponsor