12 Mar 2019   |   News byte

Women make up only 33% of researchers in EU


The proportion of women researchers in the EU remains low, according to data presented in the “SHE FIGURES 2018” report by the European Commission. In 2015, women represented only 33.4 per cent of researchers in EU’s 28 member states. This proportion hasn’t changed much since 2012, when women represented 33 per cent of researchers.

Latvia and Lithuania are the countries with the highest proportions of women researchers, 51 and 50.7 per cent respectively. The Netherlands has the lowest proportion of women researchers (25.4 per cent) followed by France (26.1 per cent) and Czechia (26.9 per cent).

Source: SHE FIGURES 2018 report

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