EUA Newsletter 9 | 13/05/2016
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More women become university leaders - equality still far away

EUA has updated its latest data on women in leadership positions within Europe’s universities. The results confirm a slow but steady rise in the number of female leaders.

Of the rectors in EUA’s database, 15% are currently women, compared to 11% in 2014 and 6% in 2008. The trend is clear and positive for gender equality. However, the differences between individual countries remain large, with about one third of rectors in Sweden, Norway and Finland being women, while a number of countries have less than 10%.

Female full professors remain a minority. According to the latest European Commission "She Figures" data on women in research, only one in five full professors is a woman. As rectors are usually taken from the pool of full professors, this could be a major bottleneck for equal representation of men and women in university leadership. In the countries with the highest number of female university leaders, the percentage of female rectors is already much higher than the percentage of female full professors.

For those interested in this topic, the European Women Rectors Association will hold its inaugural meeting in Brussels on 20 June in order to promote policies for more women in leadership positions.

Policy and Projects News

EUA 2015 Annual Report now online

EUA’s 2015 Annual Report is now available on the Association’s website. The report summarises all activities carried out on behalf and in support of European universities in 2015.
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Efficiency in university management: USTREAM project takes off

The EUA-led USTREAM project is up and running after its launch in January of this year. The initiative, which will run for three years, examines the measures that are in place in universities across Europe to enhance efficiency at operational and academic levels. 
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Events News

EUA-CDE Annual Meeting: last chance to register

Time is running out to register for the 9th EUA Council for Doctoral Education (EUA-CDE) Annual Meeting entitled “Doctoral Education – a dilemma of quality and quantity?” The event will take place on 16 and 17 June 2016 at the Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona, Spain. Those wishing to participate have until 3 June to register.
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More UNI-SET Energy Clustering Events scheduled this autumn

EUA, together with KU Leuven, is organising the 2nd and 3rd UNI-SET Energy Clustering Events (ECE), which will take place in the autumn. The Politecnico di Torino in Italy will host the 2nd ECE from 26 to 28 September and the University Politehnica of Bucharest in Romania will host the 3rd ECE from 21 to 23 November.
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Dates for the diary: upcoming EUA events

EUA is planning several events for the coming months. Here is a rundown of what to expect.
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Brussels News

Webinar on intellectual property rights in EU-funded projects

The IPR Helpdesk of the European Commission is organising a webinar on intellectual property rights (IPR) in EU-funded projects, notably under the current framework programme for research and innovation, Horizon 2020.
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Members and Partners News

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