Scientific community

The International Day of Women and Girls in Science takes place every 11th of February, following the declaration by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 22nd of December 2015. It aims at promoting the access of women and girls to science and technology as well as their full and fair participation. This event reminds the important role of women in the scientific community. It constitutes a great opportunity to encourage girls and young women to participate in the scientific developments

International Day of Women and Girls in Science at UNamur

This year, the University of Namur takes fully part in this day. In this context, this event will highlight the research contributions of women from UNamur and promote the interaction among them and their fellow colleagues.

Programme :

Session 1 – 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

  • Prof. Carmela Aprile, Professor at the UNamur Chemisty Department
  • Title: Porous catalysts for the efficient and sustainable upgrading of glycerol”
  • Mrs Coraline Stasser, PhD student at the UNamur Physics Department
  • Title: “A low noise experiment for the search of neutron hidden neutron transitions in the context of braneworld scenarios”
  • Mrs Morgane Dumont, PhD student at the UNamur Mathematics Department
  • Title: "Simulation of populations"

Session 2 – 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

  • Prof. Catherine Linard, Professor at the Geography Department
  • Title: "Mapping health inequalities: the example of malaria in Africa"
  • Dr Angéline Reboul, Researcher at the Biology Department
  • Title to be announced
  • Dr Fatima Amarir, Researcher at the Veterinary Medicine Department
  • Title: "Cystic Echinococcosis in Three Locations in the Middle Atlas, Morocco: Estimation of the Infection Rate in the Dog Reservoir"
  • Prof. Isabelle Parmentier, Full Professor at the History Department, First Vice-Rector, in charge of Diversity and Gender
  • Title to be announced

An initiative by Lorena Ballesteros Ferraz, Aishwarya Saxena, and Sébastien R. Mouchet from the Science Faculty (Departments of Physics and Biology)- early career researchers concerned about questions related to diversity and equality in general, and specifically in science and research.

With the support of Confluent des Savoirs (CDS) and Unité d’Appui à la Recherche (UAR)