Minerva Award Dinner

Event Details

Dear all,

you are cordially invited to dinner on Wednesday, August 22, 6pm30, at Mira, a restaurant in the center of Nijmegen.
Places are limited to 30, so make sure to sign up as soon as possible under the link below. In case you have dietary wishes, please leave a comment.

We would like to celebrate that iCIS won the *2017 Minverva Informatics Equality Award*. Announcement in the iCIS newsletter and the official article are attached below.

*Summend up:
WHAT:         celebration dinner of Minerva Informatics Equality Award
WHEN:        Wednesday, August 22, 6pm30
WHERE:       Restaurant Mira, Arksteestraat 9, 6511 MX Nijmegen
DOODLE:     https://doodle.com/poll/3cqz2vdsfpgq4akh
DEADLINE:   first come, first serve. Places are limited

Looking forward to seeing you at this celebration!

Announcement from the iCIS newsletter November 2017
iCIS wins 2017 Minerva Informatics Equality Award.

The winner of the second edition of the Minerva Informatics Equality
Award is the Institute for Computing and Information Sciences at Radboud
University (Nijmegen, The Netherlands) for their contribution to
promoting women’s careers in Informatics. This year the Award focused on
initiatives encouraging the transition of female PhD and postdoctoral
researchers into Faculty positions. Prof. Lejla Batina, Head of the
Digital Security group and Chair of the Gender Diversity Committee and
Dr. Bernadette Smelik, Managing Director of the Institute, received the
prize at a special ceremony held during the European Computer Science
Summit on 24 October at the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa.“This is a
wonderful incentive to continue our work. We came from far behind, in
2000 we had no tenured female scientific staff and now iCIS has 30% of
all female full professors in the faculty. Thus, focussed attention on
promoting women’s careers works! Most of our women, however, come from
abroad: we just don’t get enough female students in the Netherlands. So
we are rekindling our old goal: attract more female students to computer
science! ”, declared L. Batina and B. Smelik at the ceremony.

Read the full article at