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Cherchez la Femme – aux Rectorat

Aurora Brief Reviews No. 06 March 26 2019

March 2019

On occasion of International Women’s Day, the EUA presented last March 8 the data from its membership on female leadership in universities.
It shows that Universities are still male-dominated institutions. In 2019, 14% of rectors in 46 countries with EUA members are female, compared to 86% being male. The situation varies across countries as the proportion of female rectors is above the average in 16 countries, and below in eight countries. Notably, 22 countries currently do not have any female rectors. Of the Aurora member universities, presently Gothenburg and Vrije Universiteit have a female chief executive officer (22%).
We must note of course that the EUA membership does not necessarily reflect the situation for all universities in Europe.

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