Enrollment in the three-year degree course in geological sciences is growing at the University of Pisa. The percentage of members has almost doubled
PISA – More and more young women are trying to undertake the course of study geology at the University of Pisa. Female enrollments in the three-year degree course in geology have increased and the percentage of members doubled in a few years. “An encouraging sign that goes in the direction of overcoming the gender imbalance in scientific subjects, the so-called Stem (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) “underlines the University of Pisa.
“In the academic year 2021-2022 – reads a note from the University of Pisa – the percentage of students enrolled in the degree course reached 45.5%, definitely reversing the trend compared to the previous two academic years, the percentage of which was around 26%. Speaking in numbers, compared to the 9 students enrolled in the previous two years, this year there are 16 enrolled, for a total of 33-34 students for all three years “.
“Geological Sciences prepares students to contribute to a sustainable future through the knowledge of the delicate balances that regulate the planet, the protection of resources, the mitigation of natural risks – comments the professor Anna Gioncada, president of the degree course – At the same time, the course is committed to promoting gender equality, abolishing discrimination and promoting the integration into the working and academic world of graduates and graduates. Science and gender equality are fundamental for achieving the development goals of the 2030 Agenda. Year they comfort us and push us to continue in this direction ”.