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Producing brilliant graduates is one thing – developing and nurturing those who want to remain in academia is quite another. Jason Reed/Reuters

Universities must rethink how they retain and nurture young academics

Universities in South Africa have tried to "grow their own timber" in a bid to diversify staff bodies. These programs haven't been wildly successful. Why, and what can be done differently?
How much do hiring decisions in academia factor in the gender of the applicant? Files image via www.shutterstock.com.

Women preferred for STEM professorships – as long as they’re equal to or better than male candidates

Previous research found a preference in academia for hiring stellar female candidates over stellar male candidates for STEM jobs. A new study investigated what happens if applicants aren't as evenly matched.

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