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Long road ahead for gender balance

The proportion of female professors in Norway was just 28.2 per cent in 2016—which is not good enough, the government has said.

Even though the proportion of women in senior academic posts—such as professors and associate professors—has increased steadily by 1 percentage point a year for the past decade, more needs to be done to improve gender balance, the government said. It published its status report on research and higher education on 9 May.

All in all, 46 per cent of academic staff at universities and university colleges were women in 2016, the report found.

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