Equal Opportunities: We Need Sanctions That Bite
Lola runs. And a lot of other women are running with her, overtaking the men on the educational path, climbing the academic career ladder. 56 percent of university graduates in Germany are female, and 41 percent of doctorates are awarded to women. But there it stops: only about 22 percent of those qualified to become professors – “Habilitierte” – are women; only 15 percent of professors and just 7 percent of rectors. Things are progressing: these figures have been improving over the last few years. But at the rate we are going at the moment, it will take until 2070 before any kind of parity is achieved. Can we afford to wait.