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Diversity Monitoring

Equal opportunities count.

Diversity & Inclusion at the HSG - Where do we stand? How have we developed? Every two or three years, the Diversity Monitoring Report provides us with an overview of what we have achieved on the one hand and the areas with potential for further development on the other. The focus is on the situation and development of gender relations, as well as structures of age and provenance. The quantitative data is supplemented by qualitative insights into various diversity & inclusion initiatives at the HSG. These show how a diversity-friendly culture is practised in everyday life at the University of St. Gallen. The anniversary issue also includes some diversity milestones from the University's history. We wish you an inspiring read!

Results of the 2023 Gender & Diversity Monitoring

Students

Overall, the proportion of women has stagnated at 35 % across all departments and levels since the last two reporting years 2017 and 2019. If we take into account the position after the decimal point, we still have a slight increase from 34.6 % (2017) to 35.0 % (2019) to 35.4 % in 2022. This slight increase is due to the rise at assessment level, where the proportion of women increased from 34 % in 2017 and 2019 to 37 % in 2022. At Bachelor's, Master's and doctoral level, the proportion of women remained unchanged compared to last year at 33%, 37% and 37% respectively. As before, the gender ratio varies considerably depending on the specialisation. For example, the proportion of women at Bachelor's level ranges from 23% in economics to 59% in law.

Faculty

Thanks to a professionalised appointment procedure, which specifically counteracts the biases that exist in the university system, the proportion of female professors in full professorships has increased by a full five percentage points to 22% since 2019. Taken together across the levels of professorship, associate professorship, permanent lecturer and assistant professorship, the proportion of women has even risen by ten percentage points to 28% in the same period. If lecturers are included, the proportion of women on the teaching staff is 33% (compared to 22% in 2019). We are pleased to announce that we will have more than achieved the gender equality target of 30% by 2025 for assistant professorships (44%) and associate professorships (39%) by 2022. For full professors, we still have some way to go with the 22% mentioned above.

Administration

Administration is still the area of the university with the highest proportion of women. If all administrative areas and functional levels are taken into account, the proportion will be 60 % in 2022 (2019: 59 %). The proportion of women differs significantly depending on the area. In the Real Estate division, for example, it is only 14 %, while in the Library it is 71 %. At management level, the proportion of women is almost unchanged at 45 % (2019: 46 %), and 30 % at senior management level.

Documents

HSG Diversity Monitoring 2023

HSG Gender Diversity Monitoring 2020 (in German)

Anna-Katrin Heydenreich

Dr.

Specialist Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion
Rosenbergstrasse 51

9000 St. Gallen

Verena Witzig

Dr.

Specialist Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion
33-104
Rosenbergstrasse 51
9000 St. Gallen

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