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Gender Equality in academic environment

Gender equality is a key category in the modern value system and is an important indicator of the progress of university educational institutions. The variety of publications on the topic of gender equality is very dynamic and in recent years has become a leading issue in the research space.
This article aims to show how gender equality is positioned in the Bulgarian context, especially in the South-West University "Neofit Rilski", which is an example of a classical university, including specialties in both sciences, humanities and social studies. The article traces different data by gender, related to: university students - bachelors, masters and doctoral students; to the teaching staff, to the faculties and the rector's level. The aim of the article is to present the gender profile of students, lecturers and academic management structures, as well as to outline specific conclusions about the essence and condition of the considered levels and visions.
Key words: gender, equality, academic environment, researchers