White STEM academics are more than three times more likely to become professors than their black colleagues

In 2018-19, the total number of

academic staff working in science,

technology, engineering and mathmatics

(STEM) in the UK was 109,220.

This is how they break down by

ethnicity, with the proportion of

professors in each group shown

as a shaded square

Professors

11.9%

Total white staff

88,750

Other

9.3% of

1,840 staff

6.6%

Mixed

6.1% of

2,305 staff

Asian

14,445

Black

3.5% of 1,880 staff

In 2018-19, the total number of academic staff working in science, technology, engineering and mathmatics (STEM) in the UK was 109,220. This is how they break down by ethnicity, with the proportion of professors in each group shown as a shaded square

6.6%

Total white staff

Professors

88,750

11.9%

Asian

14,445

9.3%

Other 1,840

6.1%

Mixed 2,305

3.5%

Black 1,880