Berlin

January 14, 2000

German education minister Edelgard Bulmahn wants to double the number of women professors to 20 per cent by the year 2005. She has launched a E31 million (Pounds 20 million) project to increase the number of women in leading academic positions and to raise the number of female students on science and technology degrees. Bavaria employs the lowest percentage of women professors (just 6.5 per cent) while Brandenburg has 13.7 per cent.

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