Perspectives from the Netherlands on women in science

Anne M Dijkstra*

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The first woman to graduate from a Dutch university achieved that milestone more than 140 years ago in 1879, yet women's participation in science in the Netherlands still needs to improve. This paper presents and puts into perspective the country's latest figures for gender participation in science. It also discusses recent developments in the Netherlands regarding gender and diversity, particularly for women in science. Finally, the paper reflects on measures to increase women's participation in science in terms of both research and policy, and in relation to current Dutch developments in science communication.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-97
JournalCultures of Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023


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