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Why promote equal opportunities? In this series of interviews, researchers and staff from the academic community talk about their experiences.

Andrew Plested

Andrew Plested

"Enforcing equality is not only fairer, it's nonsense to do otherwise."
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Daniela Vallentin

Daniela Vallentin

"Female students sometimes need more encouragement to take the step to apply."
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Ruth Weber

Ruth Weber

"Personally, I have particularly benefited from women's networks. For me, they mean above all the opportunity to exchange ideas and find female role models."
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Carla Schriever

Carla Schriever

"In the context of my project Fem4scholar Mentoring I hear diverse stories almost every day that all come back to the same problem — the unequal treatment of male and female researchers."
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Julien Colomb

Julien Colomb

"For me equal opportunity also means that your job allows your partner to have a career, something which is often incompatible with moving every 3 years and working extra hours."
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Caterina Cocchi

Caterina Cocchi

"Having female students address me as a role model represents one of the biggest successes of my career so far."
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Maurizio Roczen

Maurizio Roczen

"I am convinced that many problems concerning equal opportunities are related to gender stereotypes as well as false conceptions of what is required to successfully study a scientific subject."
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Wplfgang Härdle

Wolfgang Karl Härdle

"I strongly believe that there is great value in having a diverse academic and research community, both from a gender point of view, a cultural one and of course a scientific one."
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