The university professor is always white.

By Rachel Williams for The Guardian.

Campaigners say universities will appoint more minority ethnic and female academics to the top jobs only when their funding depends on it.

Eighteen months ago the cause of gender equality in UK universities got a welcome boost. Medical schools seeking biomedical research grants worth millions of pounds need not bother applying unless they had proven credentials in supporting women’s career progression, the chief medical officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies made clear. For the first time, the pursuit of equality was explicitly linked to major funding streams.

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