Education / Professional training - Spain

Report: There are no women in higher positions in Science

10.02.2017 / Created by (EMWF)

The newspaper El Periódico de Catalunya (in Catalan language) has recently published a news report about the situation of women in the scientific community in Spain. The research shows how gender parity exists in university degrees and PhD but in the professional field it is increasingly diluted. The report also informs about other inequalities in this domain such as the fact that only 3 rectorates of the 50 Spanish public universities are managed by women, or that 79% of professors are men. The newspaper also explains the difficult situation that scientific women have to challenge between 35 – 50 years old, because of the low salaries (especially in the field of research) and they have to face pregnancy or breastfeeding with poor working conditions, besides the gender inequalities in relation to domestic tasks and care responsibilities.


  • Type of publication : Article
  • Author : Manuel Vilaseró, Estrella Montolío, Michele Catanzaro
  • Publishing house : El Periódico de Catalunya
  • Publication date : 2017
  • Number of pages : 3
  • Language : Catalan


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