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MIT study finds increasing proportion of women on its faculty

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has made substantial progress in addressing gender inequity in the dozen years since it acknowledged the obstacles faced by female professors and pledged reforms, according to a new study by women at MIT's schools of science and engineering. The number of female faculty on the science and engineering faculties has increased from 46 (or 7 percent of the total) in 1995 to 112 (or 17 percent of the total) in 2011, according to the study. But the study also says there are still issues that need to be addressed, like, how increase the recruitment, retention and equity of women faculty members.

 

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