Education International
Education International

Report highlights lack of women and BME university professors

published 4 April 2013 updated 19 April 2013

A new report by the University and College Union (UK) warns that at the current pace of change it will take almost 40 years for the proportion of female professors to reach the same level as the proportion of female staff in universities and almost 16 years for black and minority ethnic (BME) staff.

The report found that just one in five professors are women, one in 14 professors  (7.3%) are from a black and minority ethnic (BME) background, and that white applicants are three times more likely to get a professorial post than BME applicants.