Martha Pollack

Analysis of THE World University Rankings data shows gender gap for top jobs has narrowed further

A protest sign reading "I was wearing pants + a sweater, was it my fault too?" Taken during "Slut Walk 2012" in Toronto.

Researchers argue that national data provides a powerful call to action

Crime scene

National survey finds that one in 10 female students have been attacked in past two years

indian women next to indian space shuttle

New report calls for Athena SWAN awards to be rolled out in India

carers support

Researchers with complex caring commitments are often suffering in silence, explains Marie-Pierre Moreau

Woman being silenced by hand

Treatment of engineering scholars seen as sign of hostile ‘prove it again’ attitude

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

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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