On 10 February 2017, it will be 100 years ago that Johanna Westerdijk held her inaugural address at Utrecht University as the first female professor in the Netherlands. She was a Professor of Phytopathology (Plant Pathology) as well as the Director of the CBS-KNAW Fungal Biodiversity Centre. In 2017, the 'Westerdijk Anniversary' (Johanna Westerdijkjaar), multiple organizations will commemorate her contributions to science and women's position in science.

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Vrouwelijke hoogleraar
26 February 2018
At Utrecht University, 39 female professors were appointed during the Johanna Westerdijk Anniversary. The percentage of female professors rose to 24.2%.
6 October 2017
Dr. Anna-Lena Lamprecht gives her opinion on women-men ratio in academia
Gunther Cornelissen Westerdijk Award 2017
19 September 2017
Appointed head of the department of Mathematics in 2015, Gunther immediately recognized that encouraging diversity would be an important part of his duties.

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Organization Johanna Westerdijkjaar

Utrecht University organizes the Johanna Westerdijk Anniversary together with a wide range of parties. Please visit their websites to read more about their activities: