Gender Equality: How global universities are performing – part 2

Our data-led report reveals the extent to which higher education institutions across the globe are contributing to gender equality and provides recommendations on the next steps universities can take to continue making progress

May 20, 2022
Gender Equality: How global universities are performing – part 2

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In March 2022, we published our first report on gender equality in global higher education, in partnership with the Unesco International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (Unesco-IESALC). The results found that there is much to celebrate, as well as areas for improvement. For instance, a high share of global institutions were unable to provide relevant documentation about their policies and services that support women’s advancement, despite claiming to have numerous measures aimed at supporting gender equality. 

In this second report, we provide a literature review to put these findings into context, deeper analysis on some of the trends based on updated data, and recommendations for universities.

The key findings from the two reports will be analysed during a session at the Unesco World Higher Education Conference at 11.15am CEST on 20 May. The session will also hear from rectors at two case study institutions about how their institutions are bringing about change. Register to attend here.

Read our news story focused on the finding from the second report that the share of male and female students in different disciplines is more nuanced than many discussions on gender equality would suggest

Read more about how higher education institutions and individuals can tackle the specific challenges that women in academia face in this THE Campus collection.

To explore the universities that are making the most progress towards gender equality, have a look at our Impact Rankings table on SDG 5. You can also access the data behind these rankings – which cover more than 1,500 universities across all 17 SDGs – via THE’s SDG Impact Dashboard.

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