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Lack of gender equality at applied science universities

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Study warns that just 20 per cent of applied sciences universities have female leaders

Only one in every five universities of applied sciences in Germany is headed by a woman—a situation that warrants urgent action, according to a study by the CHE, Germany’s centre for higher education development.

The study, published this month, found that the typical head of a university of applied sciences is male, 57 years old and comes from western Germany. The study evaluated the CVs of around 100 presidents of universities of applied sciences.

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