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Female academic staff

 

The number of women on the academic staff at all levels has increased over the past ten years, but at the top the proportion of women is still low.

This is not only regrettable from a social justice point of view, it is especially detrimental because the university is not profiting as well as it could from 50 percent of the potential educational and research talent. To illicit change, the Dutch universities have set gender targets for the percentage of female professors in 2020. They have also taken measures to promote the transfer rate of female talent, through better scouting of female talent and adaptation of the appointment procedures.

 

The figure shows that the female shortfall has reduced, but that the higher up the scientific ladder the position, the greater the shortfall in the proportion of women.