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Strike Plagiarism

  • General Founder and Publisher:

    Centre of Sociological Research

  • Publishing Partners:

    University of Szczecin (Poland)

    Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania)


    Alexander Dubcek University of Trencín, Faculty of Social and Economic Relations (Slovak Republic)

    University of Entrepreneurship and Law, (Czech Republic)


  • Membership:

    American Sociological Association

    European Sociological Association

    World Economics Association (WEA)




Gender Equality and its Implementation in Universities of Lithuania

Vol. 9, No 1, 2016

Inga Žalėnienė


Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania,



Eglė Krinickienė


Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania,


Agnė Tvaronavičienė


Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania,


Agneta Lobačevskytė


Equal Opportunities Ombudsperson of Republic of Lithuania,

Vilnius, Lithuania,



Abstract.All over the European Union the share of women and men amongst the top level academic staff and research boards is uneven and women are considered under-represented, while their intellectual potential is being under-used. The general situation in science and higher education in the European Union has encouraged us to pay attention to the issue of gender balance in this field and to perform the corresponding sociological research. The article presents the results of the survey performed in universities of the Republic of Lithuania in 2013 and 2015, which prove the existence of asymmetric gender distribution and vertical segregation within Lithuanian higher education system. Women dominate at the lowest administrative and research levels while men prevail at the highest levels. This  situation requires strengthening the gender equality policy in the sector.


Received: September, 2015

1st Revision: October, 2015

Accepted: January, 2016


DOI: 10.14254/2071- 789X.2016/9-1/16

JEL Classification: J16, I23, H75

Keywords: Gender Equality, Gender Balance, Higher Education, Universities, Lithuania.