Women under-represented at universities in Hong KongSouth China Morning Post.
Women are woefully under-represented in senior positions in higher education institutions, and even in the junior ranks, according to data published by the University Grants Committee (UGC). Universities fall behind on women’s participation in higher education leadership. The UGC data shows just 18.8% of senior academic staff are women, with not a single one in the top leadership position. Contrast that with the global picture: among the top 200 universities, as ranked Times Higher Education, 17% are led by a woman.
Universities across Hong Kong are now preparing for the Research Assessment Exercise 2020. But gender equity and diversity do not feature in any of the criteria for assessment.
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