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U-Multirank Gender Monitor 2022 I Gender disparities in higher education

After the first Gender Monitor was published in 2021, this is the second – updated – analysis, which does not only look at the gender ratio among students, but also among staff at the various stages of the higher education career ladder.

Gender has been and still is a major dimension of inequalities in higher education. No demographic characteristic is so fraught with stereotypes than that of gender. In social life, school and of course even later in higher education, some people live, or are bound by these stereotypes: ‘women are more social’, ‘men are more technically adept’ - even the choice of study courses is influenced by the social constructs of gender.

To assess the current state of this, U-Multirank presents an analysis to show how women and men are generally distributed at universities, and whether the well-known ‘male and female subjects’ still exist at higher education institutions. The analysis includes more than 1,000 institutions from more than 80 countries which provided comprehensive data on gender.

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Latest update: 05.10.2023