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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.
Germany’s universities have two academics classes: professors and everyone else. meironke/flickr

Explainer: how Europe does academic tenure

The routes for academics to become professors are different in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK.

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