Uni fails equality test

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A CITY university has the lowest proportion of female professors in Scotland, it was reported today.

Just 12 per cent of promoted staff at Heriot-Watt University are women.

Fewer than one-quarter of professors at Scottish universities are female, despite women accounting for nearly half of all academic staff.

Heriot-Watt said its status as a science, engineering and technology-based institution “went some way to explaining” the figures.