It is more difficult for women to meet the requirements to qualify for tenure track positions.
Women physicists at CERN are locked in a structure and culture that is highly male dominated at all levels. The women’s movement and gender equality have not reached the physics fields, according to a history of science researcher.
Swedish universities have made the most progress in renewing the academic culture and Norwegian institutions have designed effective measures, but in Denmark the prevailing belief is that gender equality has already been achieved.
The academic field of history remains highly male dominated, according to a new report from the Work Research Institute. A conservative academic culture and a lack of willingness to problematise male dominance in the field can take much of the blame for this.
Although the Nordic countries have been good about bringing more women into academic leadership positions, they are only at the EU level when it comes to the percentage of female professors.