The Universitat de València will appoint the science historian Londa Schiebinger as Doctor Honoris Causa

  • July 27th, 2017

The Governing Council of the Universitat de València has approved on Tuesday to appoint the science historian Londa Schiebinger, who is professor at Stanford and stands out for promoting excellence of women at science and engineering, as doctor honoris causa. The Council has also approved the Undergraduate and Doctoral Studies Regulations.

Londa Schiebinger (Lincoln, USA, 1952) is professor of History of Science at the Stanford University. She received her doctorate at Harvard in 1984 and she is an international authority on the theory, the practice and the history of gender in sciences. Nowadays, she is member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

In the last thirty years, Schiebinger has analysed what is known as the three ‘solutions’: to increase the number of women that take part in science and engineering; to promote gender equality at degrees thanks to an structural change in the research organisations; and to encourage excellence in science and technology through the integration of the sex and gender analysis at research.

As a result of her work, she was hired to direct the Clayman Institute for Gender Research of the Stanford University.

Undergraduate and Doctoral Studies Regulations

The Office of the Vice-Principal for Postgraduate Studies, Rafael Crespo, has presented the new Postgraduate Studies Regulations since the former ones were no longer valid. Among other reasons, the creation of the Doctoral School advised the changes in order to avoid duplicities and simplify the processes. The director of the Doctoral School, José Vicente Bagán, has presented the modification of the Doctoral School’s Internal Regulations as well as the Doctoral Studies Regulations that have been approved by the Governing Council.

The Postgraduate Studies Regulations can be consulted clicking here.

The Doctoral Studies Regulations can be consulted clicking here.

PAS job posts public offer

On the other hand, the Governing Council has approved the 2017 Offer of Public Occupation of PAS (Administrative and Service Staff). The manager, Joan Oltra, and the vice-manager of Staff, José Ramírez, have presented the offer, which entails the call of free posts selection process to fill 93 positions of different levels and 58 positions of internal promotion.

Institutional condolences

In his report, the Principal has conveyed his institutional condolences on the recent death of the retired professor of the Department of Sociology Damià Mollà Beneyto.

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