Paths to Career and Success for Women in Science

Findings from International Research

  • Britta Thege
  • Silvester Popescu-Willigmann
  • Roswitha Pioch
  • Sabah Badri-Höher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-10
  2. Britta Thege, Silvester Popescu-Willigmann, Roswitha Pioch, Sabah Badri-Höher
    Pages 11-20
  3. Michael Mitchley, Yasmine Dominguez-Whitehead, Sabrina Liccardo
    Pages 133-148
  4. Elaine R. Salo, Felix Liersch, Lieketseng Mohlakoana-Motopi, Marinda Maree
    Pages 161-190
  5. Heidi Siller, Angelika Bader, Barbara Waldenberger-Steidl, Margarethe Hochleitner
    Pages 191-206
  6. Sminny N.M. Jonas, Vhonani Olive Netshandama, Makondelela John Mudau
    Pages 207-219
  7. Sabrina Weber, Constantin Wiegel, Ulrike Busolt
    Pages 241-260
  8. Silvester Popescu-Willigmann, Britta Thege
    Pages 305-308
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 309-318

About this book


Gender equality in science is a major challenge for higher education systems, which are facing many constraints. This book presents some of the latest research findings from Germany, South Africa and Austria on women’s careers in science and research. The volume provides insights into the research system from a female career perspective, and highlights the lessons women can learn from the findings in order to promote their own careers.


-How Cultures in Science and Research (Re)Produce Gender (In)Equality
-Career Paths of Women in Science

Target Groups

- Researchers and scholars in the fields of social science, especially gender studies
-Women working in the sciences or striving for a career in science
-Policymakers and university managers

The Editors

Dr. Britta Thege is a senior researcher (gender studies, HIV/AIDS, gender mainstreaming) and administrative manager at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Gender Research and Diversity (IGD) and is also a university lecturer.
Silvester Popescu-Willigmann is a research associate (social economy, social business management, third-sector research, social injustice) at the IGD and is also a university lecturer.
Prof. Dr. Roswitha Pioch is executive director of the IGD and a professor of political science, social policymaking and injustice related research.
Prof. Dr. Sabah Badri-Höher is associate director of the IGD and a professor of digital signal processing and digital communication.
The editors all work at the Kiel University of Applied Sciences in Germany.


Career in Science Equal Participation of women Gender Inequality Women in Science Women in South Africa

Editors and affiliations

  • Britta Thege
    • 1
  • Silvester Popescu-Willigmann
    • 2
  • Roswitha Pioch
    • 3
  • Sabah Badri-Höher
    • 4
  1. 1.IGDUniversity of Applied Sciences KielKielGermany
  2. 2.Fachhochschule KielKielGermany
  3. 3.Fachhochschule KielKielGermany
  4. 4.IGDUniversity of Applied SciencesKielGermany

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