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Share of female university personnel by function category

data publication
22 October 2021
Women university personnel
What is the situation regarding the proportion of female staff within university institutions? In this data publication, we share the figures collected by the Association of Universities (VSNU). In the past ten years, the share of female university staff appears to have increased.

In short

  • The share of female university personnel has increased over the period 1999-2019.
  • For PhD’s the share of women declined from 2011 until 2017.
  • The share of female university personnel declines with the degree of seniority of the function.

Share of female university personnel by function category

Analysis
Within all function categories, the share of female university personnel has increased over the period 1999-2020. The share of female PhD's declined from 2011 until 2017.

The share of female university personnel declines with the degree of seniority of the function. Professors have the lowest share of women of all function categories. The share of female professors increases from 24,2% in 2019 to 25,7% in 2020.