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Women overtake men at Danish universities

...but men still take the cake when it comes to higher-paying jobs after studies. New statistics on the 2013 intake suggest less gender inequality within academics.

Those visiting the faculties of Humanities, Health Sciences and Design will likely be graced by the presence of women, as the student body in these faculties consists of up to 85 percent females.

On a national level, women make up 57 per cent of all students, a number that has stabilised slightly in the past few years. In 2005, the figure was 60 percent.

Check out the national statistics for admission, here.

In spite of the high national average, male students still fill up the classrooms in subjects traditionally thought of as masculine, such as IT and engineering, where they account for up to 81 percent.

Gender equality – or not

A look into the national salary statistics reveals that, although women are getting more highly educated than their male counterparts, their efforts do not translate directly to their paychecks.

A midwife with 8 years of experience makes about DKK 25,000, a designer makes around DKK 30,000 and a health consultant makes DKK 28,000, all professions with a mainly female workforce.

See national statistics on salary here, and check out how thick a pay check you can expect

The positions for IT, engineering, and science students usually contribute more substantially to a household. For instance, an engineer brings home DKK 42,000 as does a geophysicist who would take home DKK 42,000. IT positions start from DKK 35,000 and top off with a Head of IT pocketing almost DKK 57,000.

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