12 Feb 2019   |   News byte

Eurostat: 41% of scientists and engineers in the EU are women


Of EU’s scientists and engineers 41% are women

According to Eurostat data, in 2017, 41 per cent of EU’s 18 million scientists and engineers were women.

Men are particularly overrepresented in high and medium-high technology manufacturing, only 17 per cent of scientists and engineers in these sectors are female.

In only five EU member states the majority of scientists and engineers are women: Lithuania (57 per cent), Bulgaria and Latvia (both 53 per cent) and Portugal (51 per cent).

In Hungary and Luxembourg, only 25 per cent of scientists and engineers are women.

Source: Eurostat

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