women in engineering

On International Women in Engineering Day, Alice Larkin decries the slow progress on improving gender balance in her discipline

Women leaders

Higher education could learn a lot from the arts sector about recruiting senior women. Part-time roles and job-shares could be game-changers, says Joanna Read


Belgian institution says message was ‘contrary’ to university’s values following outcry on social media

Female professor

New data show proportion of professors who are women has declined at some institutions

Striking visual display in King’s College London corridor symbolises how higher education is taking professorial problem seriously

Say Burgin says that universities lack the will to make the changes needed to tackle inequality

Mind the gap

Wilfrid Laurier University is latest institution to address male and female professor wage gap

Two hands exchanging money

Despite the economic downturn following the last recession, a real-terms fall in pay at UK universities since 2010-11 was still surprising, writes Simon Baker

eroding coastline

THE analysis of Hesa data also shows that gender pay gap for professors remains stubborn

opinion illustration

While not all student-supervisor relationships end in disaster, permitting them infringes women’s right to education, participation and a safe work environment, say five female academics 

Sinking money sunk costs

Our annual analysis shows that academic pay is still falling in real terms and that equality is still an issue with regard to gender and ethnicity

Filing cabinets

US study suggests women perform more ‘service’ work in universities

Jessa Rogers looks at the disappointing picture for Indigenous scholars in the academy

Time going by
Female-authored papers up to three times more readable but published half a year later
Students at Harvey Mudd College. Women and men and ethnic minorities.

Harvey Mudd head explains how elite college became ‘poster child’ for diversity

Black Lives Matter protest

Equality Challenge Unit study details how ethnicity and sexuality hold back female researchers


Research shows that women perform better than men on four out of five traits of effective leaders, says Øyvind Martinsen

Randi Zuckerberg

Facebook pioneer discusses improving diversity in tech industry and universities

Homeless woman begging

Emma Gee found passion and bravery lacking at a campus IWD event

Scientist looking into microscope

Elsevier report highlights countries and subjects where gender equality is improving the most