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Do you want a career in science? Questions to ask yourself

What do you want to do with your life? Is science something you’d like to engage in? What would that involve? On 28. June 2017, the University of Koblenz-Landau’s Women Career Center, Projekt Zugewinn, the Interdisziplinäres Promotionszentrum, and Frauenbüro together with the Gleichstellungsbüro of the Hochschule Koblenz hosted a day-long symposium on Career Pathways in […]

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Your authentic life Post-Postdoc. Questions to ask yourself

What can you do after a Post-Doc? Or after a doctoral degree? Universities and science workplaces speak too little about the many options available after academic work. These places have an interest in keeping their best and brightest to themselves. One can get the impression that the only option is a professorship, leading to great […]

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A woman needs a bicycle like a fish needs water

here’s a German expression that says “a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.” The phrase sprang to my mind more than once on Tuesday night when I attended a talk by a colleague on “The history of women and bicycles.” Pause for a moment. Did you ever think about the history […]

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The uniqueness of the German academic system: my insider and outsider perspective, Part II

On January 9, 2013, I gave the keynote talk at the “Meet the Female Faculty” Event at the Ruhr-University of Bochum. The Equal Opportunities Office and the Internal Continuing Education Office at Bochum team up to offer a special program for women scientists to meet each other and talk about their careers. I’ll present the […]

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Transnational Mobility: who in Europe is most willing to move across borders for work?

Who are those people who hop countries, working in many places over their careers? My team – Celina Proch and Lena Hünefeld – presented our recent research on this question at a conference on International Mobility in Bielefeld in May. We will be looking for a publication outlet, so I can’t give too much away […]

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The future of Aachen and the Region in 2035

Today I gave an interview about the future that was unlike any other interview I have ever experienced. The questions were scenario-based and started with, “what comes to mind when you think of ‘heimat’?” (which I would loosely translate as “homeland”). In the course of the interview, we discussed visions of a Utopian future, and […]

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Contradiction within EU Goals

lthough there are many priorities within the European Union, five key areas are interregional and cross-border mobility, gender equality, social cohesion, fertility, and environmental protection. One central area that the EU sets as a high priority is cross-border trade and a mobile labour market. The introduction of the Euro and the removal of many political […]

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Job-related spatial mobility and gender relations in Germany and Poland

by Heather Hofmeister, Lena Hünefeld, Celina Proch. We examine the self-reported division of housework and childcare in Germany and Poland considering the job-related spatial mobility within dual-earner couples who are living in a household together with a partner, using 2007 data from the Job Mobility and Family Lives Project. We find that men who are […]

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European Society on Family Relations Conference in Milan, Italy

Together with Celina Proch and Lena Hünefeld, we presented a talk at the “Fifth ESFR Congress” with the title: “The patterns of job-related spatial mobility within family life stages for German and Polish men and women”. We presented, among other findings, our results that there are not only disadvantages for job-related spatial mobility. Mothers in […]

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Where is Europe headed in terms of spatial mobility, social relations and family life?

urope is likely to see rising, not declining, mobility in the foreseeable future. How Europe chooses to adapt itself, structurally, socially, and ideologically, will have a big impact on whether this mobility is detrimental or helpful to the social and environmental fiber of the continent. There are a number of reasons to believe that mobility […]

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