UK - India Webinar on

“Include, Invest and Accelerate Women in Research- A Pathway to Progress”

8 March 2024 | MS Teams| 2 PM-5:30 PM IST | 8:30 AM-12:00 PM (GMT)

Event Background

Gender equality is an urgent human rights issue, with an estimated annual deficit of $360 billion by 2030. Investing in women and girls is imperative for thriving economies and a healthy planet. ANEH Scientific Foundation partnering with Heriot-Watt University and Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), is hosting a free webinar to celebrate International Women’s Day 2024 and to unite people in raising awareness, exchanging ideas, and demonstrating a commitment to building a more just and equitable world for all. Let's use the hashtag #InvestInWomen to support the United Nations' "Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress" theme and honour this crucial call to action.

About the organiser

ANEH Scientific Foundation is a non-profit organisation officially registered in 2020 under the Companies Act 2013 of the Government of India. Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) was established in 1984 as Vellore Engineering College by the honourable Chancellor Dr. G. Viswanathan to provide quality higher education and research on par with international standards. Our comprehensive system offers essential skill training, coordinates national and international conferences/workshops/symposiums, and provides information and backhand support to foster academic growth and career development. ANEH-WISE(Women in Science and Engineering) forum is ensembled to align women in STEM addressing gender balance equations. Our community of experts and partners, both national and international, plays a vital role in this endeavour.


(a) Policy and Institutional Support for Women in Research
(b) Inclusive Research Practices
(c) Investment in Women-Led Research
(d) Career Development and Advancement for Women in Research
(e) Promoting Women's Leadership in Research

Target Group

This program aims to unite women from various academic, professional, and public backgrounds who are passionate about researching higher education. We welcome individuals of all genders who are like-minded and eager to empower women and girls by creating gender-balanced communities that foster growth and success. We aim to support women on their journey to personal and professional thriving. Although a PG/PhD or equivalent degree in STEM is highly desirable, you should still register. We encourage all women to participate in this incredible opportunity to connect with other like-minded individuals and advance their careers in science. Join us on 8 March 2024 for International Women’s Day as we unite for a better tomorrow!

Program convenors

UK convenor

ANEH convenor


Assistant Professor, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering,

School of Engineering & Physical Sciences,

Heriot-Watt, University, Edinburgh, UK



Research Scientist

Intercomet Group, Madrid


India Convenor

Program Co-ordinator

Dr Nirmala Grace,

Director, Center for Nanotechnology Research (CNR),

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Dr Sudhagar Pitchaimuthu

RCCS, School of Engineering & Physical Sciences,

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Registration and key specifics:

Registration deadline: 07th March 2024, 9 pm IST.
Event Period: 8th March 2024.
Duration & Time: 2 PM-5:30 PM IST | 8:30 AM-12:00 PM (GMT)

Registration Fees


Zoom Cloud / MS Teams
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