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Germany making slow progress on gender equality, study shows

It is still difficult for women to find their way into management positions in Germany’s scientific community, according to the latest data.

Fewer than one in four professorships in Germany today are held by women, a study by the University of Duisburg-Essen said.

The study, which included interviews with 40 professors from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, analysed what respondents knew about gender equality and how they implemented it in research, teaching and administration. It found that most professors advocated gender equality and were aware of the relevance of the topic.

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