Berlin – The first woman to do her doctorate in Berlin was Elsa Neumann. The physicist received her doctorate in 1899, still with special permission. It was not until 1908 that the first regular student at Berlin University took place: Agnes von Zahn-Harnack. A good century has passed since then. Today the number of female students at the major Berlin universities clearly exceeds the number of male students. 33 percent of the approximately 3,000 professorships in Berlin are held by women. Nationwide it is 25.6 percent.
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