Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Women in Science

I was quite surprised to learn that Holland is the country in Europe with the least women in science, only 17% in university and industry positions combined. On an everyday basis I see lots of women around, but apparently the women never get the high positions, but drop out of their science career after their PhD studies to use time on their family instead. The country with most women in science is Latvia, with an amazing 53%, while the EU as a whole has only 29% female researchers.

She Figures (pdf), by the European Commission May 2006
Companies benefit from making better use of their women researchers, May 2006


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