[photopress:mba_uni_girls_catching_up.jpg,full,alignright]At Peking University the students’ gender ratio in the university’s school of journalism and communication is four females to every male.
Shanghai’s Fudan University admitted 3,871 students in 2006, 52.3% of who were female. The situation in Guangzhou’s Sun Yat-sen University is the same, where females outnumbered males last year.
National figures show more females than males got admitted to colleges and universities in cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin, and the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region in the past two years.
Bu Wei, a researcher with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ Journalism Institute said despite the rapid increase in the number of female students ‘the distribution of social resources is still far from equal between the genders.’ She said, ‘For example, woman teachers holding a professor’s chair in colleges and universities are still rare, and male leaders still far outnumber their female counterparts.’
Our illustration is of students of China University of Geosciences after their graduation results were declared in June 2007. All of them have decided to pursue higher studies.
Source: China Views