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VILLAMIZAR, Raquel Méndez  and  ROJAS BETANCUR, Mauricio. Gender: an invisible but substantial variable in higher education. sophia [online]. 2014, vol.10, n.1, pp.74-82. ISSN 1794-8932.

This article presents a quantitative reading on the Universidad Industrial de Santander full time teachers ‘distribution by gender unbundled by different variables that contribute to the visibility of subjects related to gender equity in Higher Education as a necessary step for the construction of gender indicators and so on to visualize discrimination at these level. The methodology used for the research was the Cross qualitative one and 2011 full time teachers were taken as primary reference, based on the statistic information provided by the institution. A data base was raised to allow a statistic analysis on the correlation of the different variables. From the given results gender differences stand out as the 71.2% of full time teachers are men and a 28.8% women evidencing significant differences by faculty and University level programs as well as functions, remuneration and rhythm and teaching career advancement.

Keywords : Higher education; equity of gender; gender; professors; University.

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