Eurostat: 53% of Scientists and Engineers in Bulgaria Are Women

In five EU Member States, the majority of scientists and engineers are women, according to Eurostat data published today for 2017.

Lithuania is ranked first, with 57% of the scientists being ladies, with 53% following Bulgaria and Latvia. In Portugal, the share is 51 per cent and in Denmark just over 50 per cent, the BNR reported.

Less than a third of scientists and engineers are women in Hungary and Luxembourg (25%), Finland (29%) and Germany (33%).

In 2017, out of a total of 17.6 million scientists and engineers in the EU, on average 59% were men and 41 were women. In particular, men are more in the production of high and medium tech (83%), while in the services sector the situation is more balanced (55% to 45% for men).

Data from the analysis are published on the occasion of the International Women's and Girls' Day of Science, which is celebrated today.

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