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Gender Report 2016 (only available in German language)

Updating Data and Study about the Gender Gap in University Medicine

 The Gender Report 2016 (only available in German language) includes three project areas:

1. Updating Statistical Trends (part A)
2. Practices of Gender Equality (part B)
3. Gender Gap in University Medicine (part C)

The updating of statistical developments of the 2016 report includes, similar to 2013, data processing and quantitative developments. It involves developments in North Rhine-Westphalian higher education compared to other federal states in terms of gender (in)equality. Data from these official statistics is used to illustrate changes in overall figures as well as proportion of men and women, specifically of students, graduates (especially in consecutive programmes), doctorates, post-doctoral candidates as well as scientific and artistic personnel.

Part B of the report focuses on policies promoting gender equality. It includes analysis of the gender distribution in leadership positions and the reconcilability of family and working life. In 2016 the newly implemented quota for female professors was an important part of the analysis for the first time.

Part C includes the project "Gender Gap in University Medicine". Through literature, document and website analysis, the illustration of the proportion of women and men on different status groups in a  state and country comparision as well as the research of different gender equality practices/projects will be illustrated for each of the university clinics and medicine faculties in North Rhine-Westphalia as a detailed gender profile. Furthermore practical experience and knowledge of the gender gap in university medicine will be generated through an online survey of assistent doctors, interviews of all deaneries, equal opportunity representives of the university clinics and medicine faculties as well as through expert interviews and interviews with researchers about Gender and medicine. The aim is to develop tangible recommendations on how to reduce gender gaps in university medicine.