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A 2013 KPMG report into gender balance in higher education looked at the ratio of women on university boards across the country and presented data which showed that 33% of all governing body members across 166 institutions were women.
HEFCE has set aspirations for this to be 40% for all English universities by 2020, and the Scottish Funding Council aims to achieve that level by 2018.
A new research project run jointly by Minerva and Wonkhe involved mapping all university governing bodies in the UK during the latter part of 2015. We were interested to know whether there had been improvement in gender balance since 2013, and whether there were any consistent patterns revealed. Were some regions, or certain types of institution performing better than others?