The Institut de la Màcula supports the involvement and visibility of women in the field of science
The Institut de la Màcula has lent its support for another year to the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Declared by the United Nations in 2015, the Day aims to provide visibility to the scientific work carried out by women and to promote their scientific vocation from childhood.
This institution, receptive to the demand, is committed to the cause. For this reason, there is a significant presence of women in the professional teams that work here. This representativeness responds to professional ability and not to the obligatory compliance with a quota. There is gender balance in prominent management bodies, in the medical and research team, while the care team is completely female.
Although the Institut’s commitment is a firm one, there remains much to be done. A study of the student population conducted in 14 countries showed that the probability of young students completing their degree courses, master’s degree or doctorate in the scientific field is 18%, 8% and 2% respectively, while for men the percentages rise to 37%, 18% and 6%.