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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWomen in Physics
Subtitle of host publication6th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics
EditorsChandralekha Singh, Geraldine Cochran, Nicola Wilkin
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735418417
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2019
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event6th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics, ICWIP 2017 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Jul 201720 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference6th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics, ICWIP 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom


There has not been much change in the status of women in physics in Finland during the last three years. Numbers and problems remain the same. Some interesting events have been held, and excellent websites and initiatives have been started. Finland would benefit from nationwide gathering of statistical data on the numbers and salaries of female students and staff at academic institutions and on women working in STEM fields in industry to better quantify the problems. Lack of coordination and resources make it difficult to have long-term programs and to follow the outcomes of the initiatives started.