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Closing the gender gap

Across Europe, women in science are typically outnumbered by men at every level. Magdalena Wutte explores how institutions, networking organizations and women themselves can help correct the imbalance.

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  1. European Commission She Figures 2006, Women and Science, Statistics and Indicators (EUR22049) (Luxembourg, 2006).

  2. European Commission Communication “Women in science, mobilizing women to enrich European research” (Luxembourg, 1999).

  3. Council of the European Union Council Conclusions on reinforcing human resources in science and technology in the European Research Area (8194/05) (Brussels, 2005).

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Wutte, M. Closing the gender gap. Nature 448, 101–102 (2007).

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