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Women face additional hurdles in Swedish academia


Leadership dominated by men is main factor holding back female researchers, report finds

Women in Sweden’s universities and research institutes face more obstacles than men in their academic careers, according to a report by the Swedish Association of University Teachers and Researchers (SULF).

The report—published on 8 March, International Women’s Day—found that gender inequality is caused by the hierarchical nature of universities, where those who have the decision-making power are mostly men.

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