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Equality at UCM

In recent decades, the University has been one of the institutions to have contributed the most to advances in equality and the inclusion of women in society after experiencing a massive influx of women into higher education. Despite this, there is still inequality today: we have found vertical segregation (although there are currently more female students, the number of female teachers, especially professors, is much lower) and horizontal segregation, which is highlighted by the unequal presence of women in different areas or disciplines (at UCM for example, 84% of the students doing a degree in Social Work are women, but only 14% in Computer Science).

Sometimes, this inequality is obvious, but other times it is invisible because we have become accustomed to seeing it as “normal”. We are, therefore, trying to alter a culture that has been constructed with masculinity at its core for a very long time. In addition to the injustice, this inequality means that people really do not have the same opportunities.

The Equality Unit is continually working on collecting and analysing data that enables us to understand the reality at our university and design suitable measures for each situation.

You can view some of the data here, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us or visit us at the Gender Equality Unit.

Numbers by Faculty (Spanish)

Faculty Summary Chart (Spanish)

Staff Information (Spanish)

Others (Spanish)