Guest talks

We regularly invite specialists of gender-related topics. We propose two formats:

- talks organised for a large audience at the university;

- informal discussions with WoBio members.

Smiling WoBio members are seated on benches on each side of two long tables (8 left, 6 right). The speaker (Kevin Laland) is seated at the end of the table. The leftovers from a meal are on the table. The bench on the right is close to the brick wall of the university biology building. In the background, two people are walking in a garden.

Kevin Laland (at the end of the table) was invited to share his experience regarding the EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) initiative at the University of St Andrews, in Scotland.

Past guest talks [under construction]

May 4, 2023

Inclusive Gender Equality – approaches, scopes and benefits.

Guest: Michaela Grindl (University for Continuing Education Krems)

July 11, 2022

EDI initiative at the University of St Andrews, in Scotland.

Guest: Kevin Laland (Professor of Behavioural and Evolutionary Biology, University of St Andrews, UK)

June 7, 2019

On the gender balance of PI's in FWF applications and granted projects.

Guest: Sabine Haubenwallner (FWF)

March 19, 2019

Strategies and gender competence at the Technical University of Vienna

Guests: Brigitte Ratzer (Office for Gender Competence, TU)
              Sylvia Bukowska (Gender and Equality Office, Univeristy of Vienna)

January 12, 2018

Gender ratio at the Faculty in higher positions; "Kettenvertragsregel"

Guest: Karl Reiter (Head of work council of the scientific staff at th euniversity of Vienna)

March 24, 2017

Comparisons between women at the Faculty of Life Sciences and Max F. Perutz Laboratories

Guest: Renée Schröder (Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, MFPL)

January 20, 2017

Dropout of female scientists

Guest: Elisabeth Oberzaucher (Professor for diversity, adaptability and equality, University Ulm; tenured lecturer at the Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna)

March 18, 2016

Why is our employment situation so much worse than the average female employments at the university?

Guests: Irene Rottensteiner (Head of Human Resources and Gender Equality)
              Sylwia Bukowska (Head of Gender Equality, Human Resources and Gender Equality)