MIGAL Women’s Program Leads Women – Investigators under EU Project – R&I PEERs

The R&I PEERS project implementation at MIGAL designed to develop activities with a group of women researchers from various fields of knowledge and expertise. The idea was to lead the research at the MIGAL Institute for scientific excellence and to encourage a research breakthrough.

The training program was planned to contain a variety of workshops, lectures, and meetings aimed at enriching the women’s tool basket, improve skills and create rich scientific and domestic cooperation. Also regional and national industries, which will contribute to the future development of knowledge in the Galilee, with the added involvement of women, in the fields of agriculture, environment, biotechnology and food science. This training involves over 20 women researchers.

Fig 1: Women research at a meeting to study and practice academic writing in English

The challenge overdue the project is due to the existing inequality in senior positions. In the survey conducted at the beginning of the project, it indicated that despite that at the pre-student stage the number of women and men is equivalent, it varies considerably in the examination of the researchers in positions as primary researchers.

Text Box: Fig 1: Senior and junior researchers by gender at MIGAL
Fig 2: Senior and junior researchers by gender at MIGAL

The women’s training program in research that been carried out all year, has been a huge success and we have a new plan for next year.