11 February: why we celebrate this day

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly designated 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science to commemorate and recognise the career of all those women who have contributed to the advancement of science and technology, whose history has often been forgotten.

This international day, celebrated for the first time on 11 February 2016, raised the interest of many institutions, among them a large number of universities and educational centres from around the world. Since then, many organisations have promoted different initiatives with the aim of raising awareness in society, making the scientific work of women visible and promoting vocations/participation in girls.

What do we do at UIC Barcelona?

Once again, we are raising awareness about science as a vocation. The Equality Office has prepared an infographic that shows the current representation of women in research at UIC Barcelona.

Follow us on Instagram to see all our content and interviews with women from UIC Barcelona who are leading research projects in different areas of knowledge.

3. Past 11 February celebrations at UIC Barcelona:


At UIC Barcelona, we are committed to talent and support the role of women in the science of today and tomorrow. We value the talent, effort and leadership of our researchers, and their role in the field of research, as part of the path to research excellence, and its impact on society. 


We are once again raising awareness of the vocation for science and analysing the relationship between women and science in times of pandemic. Has COVID-19 taken its toll on female scientists? This is the hypothesis up for discussion this year, as evidence has shown that the pandemic has led to a decline in women's scientific output. This year we want to explore this context and address the possible reasons behind it. Female scientists from UIC Barcelona will share their points of view.

We invite you to watch this video, featuring interviews with researchers from different disciplines at UIC Barcelona, who offer us their perspectives on the hypothesis proposed. 


The Equality Office has also prepared an infographic that shows current female representation at UIC Barcelona. These are very positive percentages, which encourage us to keep moving forward, even though there might still be some way to go.

Presencia de mujeres en UIC Barcelona



Take a look at all the activities, news articles and other activities that we have worked on at the University to celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.

4. Resources and publications

5. Journal

CAPCIT Journal. #17 - Science and gender. July 2020