First female professor

Clara Wilhelmina Visser was the first female professor at Wageningen Agricultural College. The subject of her inaugural lecture, which she delivered on December 9, 1952, shows how different those times were: The work of the housewife. The course consisted of a social direction with sociology and economics and a domestic technical track on the subjects of commodity knowledge, textiles and food. Visser himself taught the main subject 'management and management of the household'. The photo shows her opening the 1965 household fair. Despite the fact that Visser paved the way for many female colleagues, there is still no equal distribution of women and men, although it is improving. WUR's goal is for the share of female professors to be at least 30 percent by 2025. At the end of 2022, that was 25 percent, looking at FTEs.