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She figures 2015

  • February 2016
  • EU and governance
  • Report

The 'go-to' document for anyone interested in the state of gender equality in research and innovation in the EU - 2015 edition.

Published by the European Commission. Download the pdf below.

Working towards gender equality is an essential part of European research and innovation policy. Since 2003, the She Figures have monitored new developments related to careers, decision-making and, most recently, how the gender dimension is considered in research and innovation content.

More and more, European women are excelling in higher education, and yet, women represent only a third of researchers and around a fifth of grade A, top-level academics. Although the number of female heads of higher education institutions rose from 15.5 % in 2010 to 20 % in 2014, there is clearly still a long way to go before we reach gender equality in European research and innovation professions.

Also see the 2009 and 2012 editions.

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  • gender
  • gender equality
  • european commission
  • women in science