President Andrzej Duda appointed the Council for Higher Education, Science and Innovation, which, according to the head of our state, “is supposed to look into the future”. There were 18 men and no women on the council. “Did the president decide that there were not at least seven women who would enrich the activities of the council with their knowledge and experience?” – ask representatives of the Grand Coalition for Equality and Choice.

The council was appointed on Tuesday. “It’s advice that looks to the future. This is its fundamental task, although of course it will also be important to diagnose the current state of affairs: whether we are developing innovation well, whether the reform of higher education is shaping the model of Polish science properly, said Andrzej Duda during the first meeting of the body.

President Andrzej Duda appointed a new Council. There is not a single woman in the composition

The Council for Higher Education, Science and Innovation consisted of 18 men, and its chairman was prof. Artur Hugo Świergiel. There is not a single woman among the members, which was immediately noted.

“It is the third decade of the 21st century, and you are appointing a council composed only of men. Are we developing innovation well? No, damn, not good, since only men have been honored with membership in the council to analyze the model of Polish science. Shame, Mr. President” – she commented on Anna-Maria Żukowska, co-chairman of the New Left of Warsaw, tweeted.

“No comment. Well over 80 percent of people in education are women, but you know – at a low level” – commented Babka od Hista.

“The Council for Higher Education, Science and Innovation under the President of the Republic of Poland and in its composition there is no woman, I repeat NO woman! It will be a nice meeting, gentlemen! Meanwhile, science practiced in Poland is a woman! Only still not everyone notices it!” – said prof. Maciej Duszczyk, former vice-rector for scientific affairs at the University of Warsaw.

Women constitute about 60 percent. university students and 40 percent. research workers

“On the one hand, the phenomenon of overrepresentation of women among students is widespread in the world, in Europe and in Poland, on the other hand – the persistent gender differentiation of the structure of education and scientific advancement by fields of science and the underrepresentation of women among higher academic staff and management of universities” – wrote Agnieszka Idczak Foltyn from the University of Lodz in her publication “Gender equality in higher education and science – theory and practice”. In the report “Poor chances for promotions. Report on the presence of women at state art schools in Poland” prepared by sociologist Anna Gromada, we read that “the low representation of women at the very top of academic structures is not only a feature of art schools. rector in Poland, Prof. Maria Radomska, was elected only in the 1980s.”

“How is it that more girls than boys go to college, and yet men make scientific careers and receive important awards?” – asked Ola Rzążewska in the article “Does your daughter have the same chances of being a scientist as your son to be a scientist?”, pointing to the inequality in the representation of women in education at the highest level.

“Despite some progress made in recent years, women still remain a minority in the science sector, and glass ceiling primarily prevents them from accessing the highest positions. This situation is very unfair and leads to a waste of talent,” said Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science.

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