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Share of women among professors increases to over 20% in 2012

11.07.2013
According to provisional results of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), 43,800 professors taught and researched at German institutions of higher education at the end of 2012. This was an increase of about 900 on a year earlier.

The total number of professors increased by nearly 16% over a period of ten years.

The proportion of female professors rose continuously in the same period.

It increased from nearly 12% in 2002 to over 20% in 2012.

The number of female professors nearly doubled over that period. Amounting to about 8,900, it reached a new peak in 2012.

For further information:
Thomas Weise,
tel: (+49-611) 75-4140,
www.destatis.de/contact
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https://www.destatis.de/EN/PressServices/Press/pr/2013/07/PE13_235_213.html

Thomas Weise | Statistisches Bundesamt
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