Dr Lina von Sydow
Division of Scientific Computing, Dean of Education, The Faculty of Science and Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden.
Lina von Sydow has been a Senior Lecturer in Scientific Computing at Uppsala University since 2001. She has an interest in both teaching and research (Computational Finance). Dr von Sydow obtained her PhD in 1995 at Uppsala University and in 1996/1997 was a postdoc at Oxford University Computing Laboratory. During her years of teaching she has thought a lot about gender issues and why women often are underrepresented in the courses that she teaches. In 2006-2008 Dr von Sydow and colleagues pursued a pedagogical project funded by The Swedish Agency for Networks and Cooperation in Higher Education. The project was called “Gender-aware course-reform in Scientific Computing” and she will discuss and present this project at the Summit. More details regarding the project can be found at http://www.it.uu.se/edu/project/GenBer/ . Dr von Sydow is now the Dean of Education at the Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University.
Dr von Sydow spoke about Achieving constructive alignment in Session C5: EMBEDDING GENDER IN THE SCIENCE CURRICULUM Improving professional competency of researchers at the Gender Summit 1 EU (GS1EU).