Women Scientists and Engineers in the EU Reach Record Highs: Exploring the Gender Gap in Science and Engineering

Eurostat News Reports that 41% of Scientists and Engineers Are Women in Employment

In 2022, the number of female scientists and engineers in the EU reached almost 7.3 million, an increase of 310,500 from the previous year. This accounts for 41% of total employment in science and engineering. Women scientists and engineers were primarily employed in the service sector, comprising 46% of those in this sector, while only 22% were employed in manufacturing.

Among the EU Member States, the proportion of female scientists and engineers varied widely in 2022. The highest proportions were seen in Denmark (53%), Lithuania (52%) and Bulgaria (51%), while the lowest were recorded in Hungary (31%), Finland (32%) and Germany (34%).

This news item is being released on International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated on February 11th each year to highlight the importance of gender diversity in scientific fields.

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