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76% white and male? That’s today’s UK professoriate

Equality body highlights gap in race and gender representation at senior level. John Morgan reports

Figures showing that 76 per cent of UK professors are white men should prompt the sector to address its “inequalities”, according to the head of higher education’s equality body.

This year’s Equality in Higher Education: Statistical Report 2011, from the Equality Challenge Unit, was the first to look at professors in terms of the “interplay of multiple identities”, including both race and gender.

via Times Higher Education – 76% white and male? That’s today’s UK professoriate.

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