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Friday, July 03, 2015

World’s top 10 universities led by women

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Ellie Bothwell,  International and rankings reporter at Times Higher Education summarizes, "World University Rankings analysis reveals the best female-led institutions."

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Just 14 per cent of the top 200 universities in the world are led by women.

It is a damning statistic and one that proves – if you needed any more evidence alongside the oft-reported gender pay gap and the dearth of women in senior positions – that gender inequality is still rife in the academy.

However, there are examples of top universities that are leading the way when it comes to promoting women to the upper echelons of their institution.

Ten universities which feature in the top 60 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings are led by women – and three of these female leaders are the third woman to head up their institution.

Last month the University of Oxford also announced that it will have a female vice-chancellor for the first time in its 767-year history.

This list is based on research conducted by Miguel Antonio Lim, EU Marie Curie doctoral fellow at Aarhus University in Copenhagen, who used data from the 2014-15 World University Rankings.

Additional resources 
The World’s Best Universities: Times Higher Education 2014-2015 results

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-2015 list the best global universities and are the only international university performance tables to judge world-class universities across all of their core missions - teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.


Source: Times Higher Education and Times Higher Education Channel (YouTube)

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