Tough stance on gen­der bal­ance

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Uni­ver­si­ties and sci­en­tific lab­o­ra­to­ries should bring in quo­tas to boost the num­ber of women in man­age­ment po­si­tions, the Euro­pean com­mis­sioner for re­search, science and in­no­va­tion has said. Ad­dress­ing a Women in Science con­fer­ence at the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment in Brus­sels, Car­los Moedas said that quo­tas had al­ready been in­tro­duced on ex­pert groups and ad­vi­sory pan­els for the Hori­zon 2020 re­search fund­ing scheme. He told MEPs: “At some point we should have quo­tas for man­age­ment po­si­tions in uni­ver­si­ties and science labs.” He added: “I don’t ever want to hear again that we ‘can­not find’ enough women for these groups. Fe­males make up 51 per cent of the global pop­u­la­tion.”

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