Percentage of female professors slightly increased in 2022

The percentage of women professors at Radboud University is 31.4 percent, according to the Women Professors Monitor 2023. This is above the national average of 27.6 percent. The monitor's reference date is 31 December 2022, and it excludes women professors at Radboudumc.

Radboud University is aiming for 36 percent women professors by the end of 2025. At the end of 2021, the percentage was 29.2 percent women professors; at the end of 2020, the university was still at 30.2 percent. After last year's decline, the increase has resumed. All other academic job categories also saw an increase in the percentage of women.

Dutch universities

The percentage of women professors at Dutch universities at the end of 2022 averaged 27.6 per cent, up from 26.7 percent at the end of 2021. This is the smallest average growth in the proportion of women professors in the past five years. At 12 universities, the percentage of women professors increased in the past 12 months, at one it remained the same and at one it decreased slightly. 

Other job categories

Radboud University also keeps an eye on the inflow, through-flow and outflow of women scientists in the various academic positions. The share of women associate professors increased from 35.2 percent to 35.8 percent. This group forms an important basis for future professorial appointments. The share of women assistant professors (48.6 percent) and PhD students (50.1 percent) also increased. Radboud University is also doing relatively well with the representation of women in academic management; at the end of 2022, there were three women amongst the seven deans.

36 percent in 2025

Radboud University's executive board is aiming for a 36 percent share of women professors by the end of 2025, including the Radboudumc. After achieving the target of 30 percent in 2020, the board adjusted it to 36 percent.