Gender parity among academics ‘disappointing’ – MinisterThe Herald Scotland.
Figures obtained by The Herald show women currently make up 47% of the academic workforce, but account for only 23% of professors and 30% of senior academics. At the current rate of progress, it would take a quarter of a century for Scottish universities to reach parity between the sexes in terms of promotion.
Shirley-Anne Somerville, the minister for higher education, said: “These findings are disappointing. I have made clear this government’s desire to see much more rapid progress made by our higher education institutions in addressing the current imbalance on gender representation in senior ranks … I will continue to impress upon all our higher education institutions to do more on this and other gender equality issues.”
Full report on The Herald Scotland site