Programme Ethical Forum 2016


Is Academia a place for women?
The strenuous road from Ph. D. student to rector.



Registration 13.30 - 14.00 

Part 1: 14.00 – 15.30 

Jacques WILLEMS (chairman of the University Foundation) and Dominique WILLEMS (co-ordinator of the Ethical Forum 2016)

Jacques WillemsDominique Willems


Mrs. Elke SLEURS, State Secretary for Equal Opportunities, Federal Government of Belgium: Equal opportunities in an academic environment.

 Elke Sleurs

Keynote addresses

Pigeyre  van den Brink   Annie Cornet  Petra Mayer   

  • Frédérique PIGEYRE, Université Paris-Est, France: Les carrières des femmes dans l'université française : avancées et résistances.
  • Marieke VAN DEN BRINK, Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen, Young Academy of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, Nederland: Scientific excellence, diversity and precarious careers. (not present)
  • Annie CORNET, Université de Liège & Petra MEIER, Universiteit Antwerpen: Gender balance at Belgian universities: on what we know or should know.

 Part 2: 16.00 – 18.00

Panel discussion chaired by Dominique WILLEMS


  • Kristien HENS, Universiteit Antwerpen, Young Academy of Flanders
  • Agnès HUBERT, formerly European Commission, presently College of Europe, Bruges, and PRESAGE, Paris
  • Godelieve LAUREYS, Universiteit Gent and VLIR Task Force
  • Evelyne LÉONARD, Université Catholique de Louvain
  • Alison WOODWARD, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Dominique Willems  kristien hens    G. Laureys  E. Léonard  

General discussion: Keynote speakers, panel members and audience

Concluding remarks by Dominique WILLEMS 

The presentations and a large number of interesting relevant background documents can be found in the "DOWNLOADS 2016" section of this website.