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Report on Personnel at German Academic Institutions

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Statistical report


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German Federal Statistical Office


Reports available here

Each year the German Federal Statistical Office (Statistisches Bundesamt) releases a report on the numbers surrounding employment at German institutions of higher education. Half of the report is typically devoted to a report on female employment, with detailed tables for each federal state.


In 2018, the percentage of female academic staff at German institutions of higher education was 39%, which is roughly the same as it was the previous year. The percentage of women holding professorships was 25%. When it comes to non-academic positions at universities (in areas like administration, libraries, and technical services), women held 70% of positions. There is clearly still a lot of work to be done!

The 2018 report can be viewed here.

Previous years

Reports going back to the year 2003 are also available online, both as preliminary results and in their final version.

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