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HEA publishes 2016 gender-disaggregated data on the staffing of Irish higher education institutions

A year on from the publication of the Report of the Expert Group: HEA National Review of Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions (June 2016), the Higher Education Authority (HEA) has published the second iteration of the Higher Education Institutional Staff Profiles by Gender, presenting gender-disaggregated data for 2016 on the leadership, governance, management and staffing of the universities, affiliated colleges and the institutes of technology, along with updated 3-year-average data (for 2014–2016) on the gender-breakdown of professors, associate professors, senior lecturers and lecturers. Read more here

HEA Institutional Staff Profiles by Gender (pdf)

Key Facts & Figures: Higher Eduction Data by Gender (pdf)

SHE Figures

The She Figures 2015 is the 'go-to' document for anyone interested in gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the current state of gender equality in research and innovation in the European Union. In addition to comparable statistics on women and men amongst PhD graduates, researchers and decision-makers, it sheds light on differences in working conditions. It also presents for the first time the situation of men and women in scientific publications and patent applications, as well as the inclusion of the gender dimension in scientific articles

The She Figures was produced in close collaboration between the European Commission, Eurostat, the Helsinki Group on Gender in Research and Innovation and Statistical Correspondents.

Download She Figures 2015 Report here

Some Quick Numbers

  • Women account for 32% of researchers in scientific research fields across the EU
  • Among university graduates in the EU-27, 59% are women, but only 20% are professors
  • Only 7.9% of full professors in engineering and technology are women
  • Women represent only 15.5% of heads of institutions in the Higher Education sector

Taken from She Figures 2012

HEA Report

In June 2016 an Expert Group commissioned by the HEA, chaired by Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, published a report on their national review of gender equality in higher education. The outcome of this report is that higher education institutions will risk funding being withheld if they fail to address gender inequality in the coming years.

For the full report see HEA Review of Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education

LERU Reports