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Leaders earmark €320m to hire female professors

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Survey shows consistently low numbers of women in German academia, especially among professors

Germany’s federal and state governments have teamed up on a funding effort to increase the number of female professors, after a survey revealed slow progress on the matter.

The proportion of female scientists at universities and non-university research institutions has increased slightly in the past decade, but the gap is greatest among the highest career levels, analysis has shown.

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