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  1. Roshan Cools, Dorothea Hilhorst, and Hilde de Weerdt each secure funding from the NWO Open Competition

    20.05.21 | The money will be used to research the possible cognition-enhancing effects of dopamine pills, transactional sex during humanitarian crises, and the development of Chinese infrastructure.

  2. Eva Boxenbaum awarded the EliteForsk Prize 2021

    12.05.21 | The professor was honoured for her outstanding work on institutional innovation and organisational change.

  3. Verena Rieser: ‘A lot of voice assistants with female personas are deliberately submissive’

    06.05.21 | How do you design a helpful robot that doesn’t accept verbal abuse? AcademiaNet met computer scientist, Prof Verena Rieser, for a chat about gendered voice assistants, AI for the common good and how to mitigate the negative effects of the pandemic on women’s careers.

  4. Veerle Cnudde secures prestigious €1.5 million Vici grant from NWO

    26.04.21 | The funds will go towards a project on bioprotection of stone using bacteria.

  5. Rubina Raja to publish book series on women of the past

    22.04.21 | The classical archaeologist will act as editor on the series which will explore the lives of women throughout history.

  6. Manami Sasaki part of new stellar X-ray Research Unit eRO-STEP funded by DFG

    15.04.21 | The astronomer will use a satellite x-ray telescope to study the final stages in the lives of stars.

  7. ‘Scientists are still human beings with presuppositions about sex differences’

    08.04.21 | Science is meant to be objective but sometimes the personal bias of the researcher gets in the way. To find out more, AcademiaNet went online for a conversation with Associate Professor Malin Ah-King from Stockholm University, whose work sits at the intersection of gender studies and evolutionary biology.

  8. Petra Ahrweiler and Elisabeth André secure funding from Volkswagen Foundation for artificial intelligence project

    29.03.21 | The project aims to improve AI technologies for social welfare systems.

  9. Seismology project headed by Prof Céline Hadziioannou granted with €4 million

    18.03.21 | The project will improve predictions of natural disasters, such as landslides.

  10. Learning from feminism: Ericka Johnson on the prostate and insufficient toilets

    08.03.21 | Over the last decades women have fought for change and a more gender-balanced society. We still have a long way to go. Professor Johnson from the Linköping University spoke to us about feminist technoscience, public infrastructure and the problem with binary categories in research.

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