Addressing the gender gap in European higher education (ETER brief 6)

The main highlights of the policy brief are:

  • The majority of European countries and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have achieved gender balance (40‐60%) among academic staff.
  • A high proportion of female academic staff, yet female full professors are in the minority.
  • Strong variation in the proportion of female full professors at institutions within countries.
  • Institutions with a high proportion of female full professors are often small and found in fields of science such as nursing, education or arts.