Women in Higher Education Leadership in South Asia: Rejection, Refusal, Reluctance, Revisioning


February 2015


Professor Louise Morley and Dr Barbara Crossouard, Centre of Higher Education and Equity research at the University of Sussex


This research, linked to the South Asia Global Education Dialogue series, looks at the role of women in South Asia in respect to higher education and leadership. The research sought out existing knowledge and baseline data from the literature, policies, change interventions, available statistics and interviews across six countries in South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka).

From this research, recommendations about what specific future actions and interventions for change could be implemented in South Asia have been made.