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.


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.
De wethouder Baarn en voorzitter van Stichting Vrienden van het Cantonspark planten een iep.
3 July 2017
Tijdens de Westerdijkdag in het Cantonspark te Baarn is Johanna Westerdijk geëerd met een herdenkingsboom.


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: