The WiSci Project Launch
6 August 2008
The Women in Science Project is sponsored by the Faculties of Science at the University of Sydney. It originated from an awareness that, although women are well represented among undergraduate and postgraduate students and even among postdoctoral fellows, they are under-represented among staff in senior academic roles. Women are also over-represented in the lower levels of the academic hierarchy and tend not to apply for promotion in the same numbers as men.
The project includes consultation with staff at the Faculties of Science, Veterinary Science, Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the School of Medical Science. The information-gathering methodology will consist of online surveys with focus groups held to follow up on issues identified in the survey results.