The AE-BKH women’s week2013–2016

  1. Mercè Piqueras 1
  2. Ricard Guerrero 2
  1. 1 Catalan Association for Science Communication (ACCC), Barcelona
  2. 2 AE-BKH, Barcelona
Contributions to Science

ISSN: 1575-6343

Year of publication: 2016

Volume: 12

Issue: 2

Pages: 93-98

Type: Article

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The article describes the activities of the Barcelona Knowledge Hub of the Academia Europaea (AE-BKH) on the occasion of the BKH-AE Women’s Week, from 2013 to 2016. This Week will be continued in the coming years. Two major changes have revolutionised society and specifically higher education in only one century. Firstly, higher education and scientific research have rapidly expanded throughout the world. Secondly, this exceptional opportunity to promote and strengthen the values of science in the service of humanism, development and peace is partially the consequence of the achievements of women in science. Women have been able to apply their knowledge and skills to many fields of science and humanities, and their contributions to progress in all of them have been highly significant.