Bulgaria ranks second in Europe by the number of female scientists and engineers

However, in five EU Member States, the majority of scientists and engineers were women: Lithuania (57% female), Bulgaria and Latvia (both 53%), Portugal (51%) and Denmark (just over 50%) according to a Eurostat survey for 2017.

In 2017, of almost 18 million scientists and engineers in the EU, 59% were men and 41% women. Men were particularly overrepresented in high and medium-high technology manufacturing (83% of scientists and engineers in such manufacturing were male), while the gender ratio in the services sector was more balanced (55% male and 45% female).

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

This news item marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated on 11 February.

Error. Page cannot be displayed. Please contact your service provider for more details. (25)