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An intractable gender imbalance persists at the most senior levels of higher education. Photograph: iStock

The recent rush to balance the university books in order to demonstrate the existence of gender equality has, not surprisingly, proved more complex th(...)

A gender quality taskforce has been set up by Minister of State for higher education Mary Mitchell O’Connor, which is seeking ways to accelerate change. Photograph: Getty Images

Women remain hugely underrepresented in the senior levels of Irish universities despite policies aimed at promoting greater gender equality, new figur(...)

The four NUI Galway lecturers who say they were discriminated against on gender grounds with Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor.

Four female lecturers who say they were discriminated against on gender grounds are set to be promoted as part of a settlement with NUI Galway which i(...)

Minister with responsibility for higher education Mary Mitchell O’Connor said achieving gender equality was a key priority. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

NUI Galway, which was at the centre of a high-profile gender discrimination row, is to receive official recognition for its work to advance gender equ(...)

NUI Galway (above) had the lowest proportion of women at professor grade (12 per cent), while University of Limerick had the highest (31 per cent)

Women are hugely under-represented in the senior ranks of most of the State’s colleges and universities, new figures show. While just over half of al(...)

Working it out: “Ireland has more role models in terms of women at the top of Stem companies, women like Anne Heraty at CPL, Louise Phelan at PayPal and Cathriona Hallahan at Microsoft”

The concept of positive role models and their capacity to entice young people, especially women into careers in science, technology, engineering and (...)

University College Cork has become the third Irish university after Trinity College Dublin and the University of Limerick to receive an Athena Swan aw(...)

UCC’s gender-equality action plan will  benefit staff and students across all disciplines. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

There are significant levels of dissatisfaction among staff over gender issues and promotion processes at one of the country’s biggest universities, (...)

‘The quota will rise to 40 per cent seven years after the upcoming general election.’ Photograph: Getty Images

I was taken aback by the sheer number of accomplished and inspiring women gathered in the one place. Perhaps others who attended the Beijing20 confere(...)

‘Unconscious bias training’ has been promoted as one way of addressing gender discrimination in the workplace. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Training for staff in “overcoming unconscious bias” is promoted by Athena Swan, a UK-based gender equality organisation, from which NUIG is now seeki(...)

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