The main highlights of the policy brief are:
- The majority of European countries and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have achieved gender balance (40‐60%) among academic staff.
- A high proportion of female academic staff, yet female full professors are in the minority.
- Strong variation in the proportion of female full professors at institutions within countries.
- Institutions with a high proportion of female full professors are often small and found in fields of science such as nursing, education or arts.