Statistics show under-representation of women in management positions, also at universities
Number of women with research careers is slowly growing, She Figures 2018 show
Gender Aspects stand for promoting equality between women and men. This is a long-term process and a matter of both taking account of the equality perspectives in our everyday activities and putting gender equality into practice. Regarding the scientific community in particular, gender equality is a matter of improving scientific excellence and increasing the number of women in science, research and innovation. The She Figures have shown that the number of women in grade A research positions has increased over the years in all EU Member States. However, throughout the EU Member States, female researchers are still underrepresented in top-level research and decision-making positions. In order to improve gender equality at European level, European efforts aim at culture change in higher education and research organisations.