University of Leipzig defends top position in Saxony in equal opportunities ranking
The University of Leipzig has improved slightly in a nationwide comparison in the recently published "University Ranking by Equality Aspects" by the Center of Excellence Women in Science and Research (CEWS) and defended its top position in Saxony. In the overall evaluation of German universities and colleges, it remains in the upper midfield. For example, the University of Leipzig belongs to the top group in the number of doctorates taken by women and to the middle group in the categories post-doc phase and professorships.
Since 2003, the Center of Excellence Women in Science and Research (CEWS) has published the "University Ranking by Equality Aspects." This incorporates data on 293 German universities and colleges and is thus an important component of quality assurance for equality at universities. Data from the Federal Statistical Office are analyzed and evaluated according to the proportion of women in the doctoral, post-doctoral, scientific, and artistic staff, professorships, and students, as well as the trend development.