Report:

She Figures for Stockholm Academia

Gender Equality in Stockholm’s Higher Education Institutions

March 2019

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Summary

  • 10 out of 18 universities in Stockholm are led by a woman

  • Sweden is one of the countries in the world with the highest proportion of female-led universities

  • Women account for 28 % of all professors in Stockholm and Sweden

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10 out of 18 universities in Stockholm are led by a woman. Sweden is one of the countries in the world with the highest proportion of female-led universities. Among the Swedish universities that are ranked within the top 250 in the world, 57% are led by women. Moreover, the number of female professors in Stockholm and Sweden is one of the highest in Europe. Gender equality in Stockholm’s academic scene has seen a positive development over the past 10 years although there is still some way to go before the goal of a fully gender-balanced academy is achieved.

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Maria Fogelström Kylberg

CEO
Stockholm Academic Forum

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Summary

  • 10 out of 18 universities in Stockholm are led by a woman

  • Sweden is one of the countries in the world with the highest proportion of female-led universities

  • Women account for 28 % of all professors in Stockholm and Sweden

10 out of 18 universities in Stockholm are led by a woman. Sweden is one of the countries in the world with the highest proportion of female-led universities. Among the Swedish universities that are ranked within the top 250 in the world, 57% are led by women. Moreover, the number of female professors in Stockholm and Sweden is one of the highest in Europe. Gender equality in Stockholm’s academic scene has seen a positive development over the past 10 years although there is still some way to go before the goal of a fully gender-balanced academy is achieved.

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Maria Fogelström Kylberg

CEO
Stockholm Academic Forum

Gender Distribution

The gender distribution in Stockholm Academia varies at different levels and in different subject areas. 56 per cent among University Leaders are women and 44 per cent men. Among research and teaching staff, the gender distribution is 45 per cent women and 55 per cent men. The figures for doctoral students is almost the same, 46 per cent women and 54 per cent men. In the student body (bachelor’s and master’s level) the female students represent 59 per cent and the male students 41 per cent. Click on the graphics to see the figures.

Stockholm’s Female
University Leaders

We proudly present the women who lead 10 of Stockholm’s institutions of higher education. They are highly-skilled professionals in widely differing fields: Polymer Technology, Reproductive Health, Orchestral Conducting, Cinema Studies, Clinical Epidemiology, Psychotherapy, Fine Art, Fashion, and Photography. Some of them are the first female leaders appointed at their institution.

Woman to the right in a portrait, smiling to the camera

Johanna Adami

President

Sophiahemmet University

Johanna Adami

MD, Professor in Clinical Epidemiology and President of Sophiahemmet University since 2016.

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PHOTO: SOPHIAHEMMET UNIVERSITY

portrait of a woman that is slightly leaning upon her relaxed hand

Sara Arrhenius

Vice-Chancellor

Royal Institute of Art

Sara Arrhenius

Art Curator, Author, Critic, and Vice-Chancellor of the Royal Institute of Art since 2017.

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PHOTO: PATRICK MILLER

Portait of a woman with red lipstick

Paula Crabtree

Vice-Chancellor

Stockholm University of the Arts

Paula Crabtree

Artist, Social Anthropologist, and Vice-Chancellor of Stockholm University of the Arts since 2014.

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PHOTO: STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS

Portrait of a woman in a dark shirt sitting at a table

Karina Ericsson Wärn

Vice-Chancellor and CEO

Beckmans College of Design

Karina Ericsson Wärn

Curator, Fashion Writer, and Vice-Chancellor of Beckmans College of Design since 2018.

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PHOTO: MIKAEL OLSSON

Susanne Georgsson

Vice-Chancellor

Swedish Red Cross University College

Susanne Georgsson

RN, Midwife and Professor in Reproductive and Perinatal Health. Vice-Chancellor of The Swedish Red Cross University College since March 2019.

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PHOTO: SOPHIAHEMMET UNIVERSITY

Rektor vid KTH står vid byggnad

Sigbritt Karlsson

President

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Sigbritt Karlsson

Professor of Polymer Technology and President of KTH Royal Institute of Technology since 2016.

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PHOTO: TOBIAS OHLS

Woman in a portrait smiling at the camera, and is positioned slightly to the right

Maria Lantz

Vice-Chancellor

Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design

Maria Lantz

Photographer and Vice-Chancellor of Konstfack – University of Arts, Crafts and Design since 2012.

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PHOTO: HIRONORI TSUKUE

Woman in lime green polo sweater that is smiling

Anna Norlén

Vice-Chancellor

The Erica Foundation

Anna Norlén

Psychologist, Psychotherapist, and Vice-Chancellor of The Erica Foundation since 2014.

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PHOTO: ELVIN NORLÉN

Nära porträtt av kvinna som lutar huvudet

Cecilia Rydinger Alin

Vice-Chancellor

The Royal College of Music in Stockholm

Cecilia Rydinger Alin

Professor in Orchestral Conducting and Vice-Chancellor of The Royal College of Music in Stockholm since 2012.

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PHOTO: MIRA ÅKERMAN

Porträtt av Astrid Söderbergh Widding, rektor vid Stockholms universitet

Astrid Söderbergh Widding

President

Stockholm University

Astrid Söderbergh Widding

Professor in Cinema Studies and President of Stockholm University since 2013.

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PHOTO: ANNA-KARIN LANDIN/STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY

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We in the Academia have a huge responsibility since we represent over 400,000 students.

Johanna Adami, President, Sophiahemmet University

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