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10 Feb 2020

Eurostat: 41% of scientists in Europe are women

With a view to the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on 11 February, Eurostat has published the lastest available figures on women in science and technology. In 2018, of almost 15 million scientists and engineers in the EU, 59% were men and 41% women. Men were particularly overrepresented in manufacturing (79% of scientists and engineers in manufacturing were male), while the gender ratio in the services sector was more balanced (54% male and 46% female).

In four EU Member States, the majority of scientists and engineers were women: Lithuania (57% female), Bulgaria and Latvia (both 52%) and Denmark (51%). Less than one third of scientists and engineers were women Finland (29%), Hungary (30%), Luxembourg (31%) and Germany (33%). In Austria, 46% of scientists and engineers are women (which is above the EU average of 41 %).

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