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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Anja Volk Westerdijk Award
15 September 2018
The Westerdijk Award is awarded to employees in recognition of their efforts to create a more diverse organisation.
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

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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: