International Networks

Research Network Gender and STEM

In the 1990s VHTO started working with international partners in EU-projects, and joined several European networks that are (fully or partly) concerned with gender and STEM. VHTO has cooperated with many different partners in the Netherlands and abroad, designing and implementing intervention programmes to raise the participation of girls and women in STEM. In 2009, VHTO founded the international Gender & STEM Network ( together with Helen Watt (Monash University in Melbourne, Australia). Its members are researchers from all over the world.

VHTO is also a member of the following networks:

  • European Association for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WiTEC!)
  • European Centre for Women and Technology (ECWT)
  • European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI)