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Gender and STEM - a VHTO publication PDF Print E-mail
Written by Valentina Tartari   
Tuesday, 08 May 2012 14:13

Since the early 1980s, VHTO, the Dutch National Expert Organisation on Girls/Women and Science/Technology, has been building up knowledge and experience of the participation of girls and women in the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and deploying this expertise in areas such as education.

As well as many activities in the field of secondary education, VHTO has in more recent years intensified its activities within higher STEM education. For instance, over the period 2005-2011 VHTO carried out gender activities focusing on STEM study programmes at universities of applied sciences and research universities in the context of the National Platform Science & Technology’s Sprint Programme (with additional funding from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Department of Equal Opportunities).

The conclusion of this programme seemed a good time to examine the current state of affairs with regard to gender and STEM, and what is still needed in the future to improve the gender balance in STEM. You can also order this publication by sending an e-mail to vhto@vhto.nl