Women smashing the glass ceiling at professor level

The University of Limerick had real cause to celebrate International Women’s day, as it is leading the way in the country with almost double the average number of female professors. On average in Ireland, 18% of professors are female, whereas 34% of UL professors are women. As a result of this, UL has recently been selected as the only Irish university to participate in FESTA – Female Empowerment in Science and Technology in Academia. UL president professor, Don Barry, said UL set targets for female representation in 2007, which they have now “greatly exceeded”.

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