Iranian Women Hear the Call of Science

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Science  24 Nov 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5496, pp. 1485
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5496.1485

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SHIRAZ-- Despite institutions such as separate reading rooms for each sex, women are a growing presence at Iran's universities, making up nearly 60% of incoming classes, almost double their share in 1978. But as in many other countries, some female academics in Iran point to a glass ceiling that keeps their representation among university professors low.