Session 07.18

Campfire: Gender equality in higher education leadership

  • Thursday 13 Sept
  • Campfire pod 1, Level -1, Palexpo
  • Level: all
  • Related Expert Communities Strategy and Management

Only 15% of European universities are led by women, according to a recent survey by the European University Association. In many countries, including Italy, Belgium and France, the proportion is less than 10%, the EUA says. What policies should be in place to balance the gender gap in educational leadership and create a more diverse university workforce? Join in this campfire session to discuss this topic further with a female PVC and share your own stories of gender equality in leadership.


  • Leadership & strategy


  • Sara Custer, 
    Times Higher Education, United Kingdom


  • Saskia Loer Hansen, 
    Aston University, United Kingdom