Finland

EWM has less than 10 members in Finland. During the past 10 years, discussion on gender balance and especially on the number of female mathematics professors has been active. For instance, Aalto University has taken the initiative to improve the gender balance among math professors, having recently recruited 3 female tenure track professors (one tenured), which is a third of all tenure track professors (*). However, nationally the percentages are not as flattering - less than 5% of all Finnish professors in mathematical sciences are women (*). Activities to promote gender balance in science are already taking place and more are being planned especially in the capital area, including various women in science networks, lecture series, employees' well-being related events as well as more general diversity seminars. Many positive changes have taken place in the past few years so we may say the recent trend is towards the better.

 

(*) Data based on the departments' webpages.

Coordinator(s)
Name E-mail Work phone
Viveka Erlandsson viveca.erlandsson@helsinki.fi