Topic dossier | Women and the Nobel Prize

Lise Meitner in conversation.

57 out of 934 – that’s how many (or few) women have been honored with a Nobel Prize in the past 120 years. A shockingly low rate. A change seems to be on the way this year: a total of three women were honored with the highest scientific award. A reason to take a closer look at the role of women in science. Fortunately, the times when women were not allowed to study are long gone - in Germany for about 110 years. Today, in most countries, about the same number of women and men study. Nevertheless, more men are active in university or non-university research. And the scientific community is still dominated by men. Studies also show that more women than men leave the scientific community from one scientific career level to the next. According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, the global proportion of women is in the...

Coding & Making in Bochum Langendreer - Second location of the zdi school laboratory opened

"Mobile phones are being soldered again in Bochum" – that's actually the name of the first workshop in the new zdi school laboratory Innovation.School.Technology (located in the city library of Langendreer). Because after 8 years of waiting, the high-quality assembly furniture that was rescued from the last NOKIA factory in Bochum has finally found a new location. The official opening on October 14, 2020 was taken over by Mayor Thomas Eiskirch.