Workforce for Inclusive SciencE

Workforce for Inclusive SciencE – WISE – is a supportive network aiming to promote a gender inclusive academia.

The network is hosted and financially supported by the Department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology. The target group for the activities arranged by WISE is primarily researchers at Chalmers and researchers engaged in MedTech West.

WISE’s vision is to foster equal opportunities for any gender to qualify for positions and to make a career in academia. WISE aims to provide a dynamic and inspiring network and to motivate anyone, irrespective of gender, who wants to move forward in their academic career and to share their experiences in doing so.

National and international senior researchers are invited by WISE to hold seminars and to serve as role models of inclusive science. About ten lunch seminars are organised every year. The seminars are open to anyone with an interest in learning from role models within academia. Participants from Chalmers, MedTech West, University of Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska Academy, and University of Borås are especially welcome.

The network was founded in 2011 as part of the EU project “Female role models and partners,” primarily focusing on researchers in medical engineering at Chalmers and MedTech West.

Contact WISE

Do you want to sign up for invitations to WiSE seminars, or do you have ideas that you want to share with the WISE team? Please send an email to WISE​

Chalmers Equality Prize 2022

The newly created award, which was inspired by last year's Wise Award, has Genie, Wise (Workforce for including science) and Chalmers' newly formed equality committee as founders. Unlike, for example, the Wise Award, Chalmers' equality prize does not only reward equality but all kinds of equality work and can be awarded to both employees and students.

WISE lunch seminars

Lunch seminars 20​21

Lunch seminars 20​20

Lunch seminars 2019

Helena Nyström Filipsson, endocrinologist, medical doctor and researcher at Sahlgrenska University Hospital and Sahlgrenska Academy, seminar 2019-02-28​

Lunch seminars 2018


WISE Equality Award 2021

This year, WISE has a 10-year anniversary and wants to celebrate this by instituting an award to reward good efforts and is now seeking nominations for the WISE Equality Award 2021. The Award, supported by the Department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers University of Technology, in collaboration with GENIE, is a recognition of excellence in promoting gender equality and diversity. Nominees must be either students or employees at Chalmers or joint departments at University of Gothenburg.

WISE meetu​ps and workshops 

“Scandal” – an explosive play about female Nobel prize laureates ​by Besatta Teatern, 2018-05-24​

WISE-WWACQT Mentorship Program 

The WISE-WWACQT Mentorship Program is an initiative that aims at providing support for female PhD students and post-docs either at the Department of Electrical Engineering or WWACQT through mentorship. The program is supported by the Gender Initiative for Excellence at Chalmers, GENIE​.​
Read a news article about the mentoring program kick-off 
Nytt mentorprogram ska ge fler kvinnliga förebilder på Chalmers​, Ny Teknik, 2020-10-25 (in Swedish)​

News articles about WISE, from

Gender study presented in RunAn, 2016-12-01
Download the study 'Attractive Academia? Selection processes from PhD to further academic career with special emphasis on the  supervisor relationship' by Helena Olofsdotter Stensöta and Sara Hun, Political Science Department, University of Gothenburg, November 2016

WISE organizing committee​

Bahareh AhkamiPhD student at the department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers - project leader of WISE​

Eva Lendaro, PhD student at the department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers  - project leader of WISE​ (on parental leave spring 2021)

Hana Dobsicek Trefna, Associate professor at the department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers

Jonas FredrikssonProfessor, Vice Head of Department for doctoral programmes at Electrical Engineering, Chalmers

Sabine Reinfeldt, Associate professor at the department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers​

Sara Paulsson, HR partner at the department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers​

Silvia Muceli, Assistant professor​ at the department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers​​

Follow WISE on Facebook​


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