Gender Equality

Data and Facts

Proportion of women at Kiel University

The following data show in which areas female researchers at Kiel University are underrepresented in 2018/2019 (situation as of March 2019, sources: SOS-Prüfungsstatistik S 13, Präsidium R13, Hochschulstatistische Grund- und Strukturdaten R 22).

 
  Men    Women Women %
Students    12.791      14.242 52,7
Graduates      1.540         2.138 58,1
Research Staff (before PhD1)         471            313 39,9
PhD Graduates         231            243 51,3

Research Staff (Post-Docs)

      with qualification

      without qualification

        144

          68

          76

           103

             65

             38

41,7

48,9

33,3

Postdoctoral Lecture Qualification ("Habilitationen")           12                5 29,4
Assistant Professorships2 ("Juniorprofessuren", W1)           11              14 56,0
Professorships2 (C3/C4 and W2/W3)         335     102 23,3


1PhD working contract, 2including research institutes affiliated to Kiel University and University Hospital S-H,  Kiel

The proportion of women of the entire research staff of Kiel University (excluding professorships and employees in central facilities) is about 42,7 % (790 of 1.852 employees). Moreover, the proportion of female research staff was significantly raised by Kiel University within the past few years ( 30% in 2002).
The proportion of women in permanent scientific positions beside professorships in only 39,6 % (101 of 255 employees).

In summary, the following strengths and weaknesses for entire Kiel University on the basis of the data at hand can be identified.

Strengths

  • High proportion of female graduates
  • High proportion of female PhD graduates
  • Significant raise proportion of women within research staff during last years
  • High proportion of women in assistant professorship positions

 

Weaknesses

  • Decline of female scientists between PhD graduation and postdoctoral lecture qualification
  • Underrepresentation of women in PhD and Post-Doc-positions
  • Strikingly low proportion of women in professorship positions

 

 

Proportion of women within the different faculties

To some extent the individual faculties are similar to the university average whereas some of the faculties give a totally different picture. The absolute numbers of female proportion in the diverse research levels at the eight faculties of Kiel University are shown in the following tables (text in German).

Law

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences

Arts and Humanities

Theology

Medicine

Business, Economics and Social Sciences

Engineering

Kiel University in total