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The Foundation was established in 2007 with the aim of facilitating the development of Russia’s economic potential, promoting its national interests, and strengthening the country’s image. One of the roles of the Foundation is to comprehensively evaluate, analyse, and cover issues on the Russian and global economic agendas. It also offers administrative services, provides promotional support for business projects and attracting investment, helps foster social entrepreneurship and charitable initiatives.

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International expert session The role of women scientists in the global challenges of our time
20 September 2018
10:00—12:00
(with the participation of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization [UNESCO], and with the support of Rossotrudnichestvo)

Women make up over half of the world’s population; however, only 30% of researchers across the globe are women. Less than 3% of Nobel Prizes in the field of science have ever been awarded to women. What is behind this gender inequality in science, and what is the solution? What role should international cooperation play?

Topics for discussion:
  • Global challenges of our times and the contribution made by women to the development of science and technology.
  • Getting girls and young women interested in science.
  • Gender inequality in science.
  • Facilitating uninterrupted careers in science for women with children.
  • Popularizing the role of female scientists.
  • Developing and strengthening scientific and humanitarian cooperation internationally.
Date
20.09.2018
Started at
10:00—12:00
Conference hall
Hall 9, Tavricheskiy Palace
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