Still too Few Women in Science in Europe

“Women represent only 30% of European researchers and only 18% of full professors, according to the latest edition of the “She Figures“, a survey on Statistics and Indicators on Gender Equality in Science published today by the European Commission.

Even if the number of female researchers is growing faster than that of men (+6.3% annually compared to +3.7% from 2002 to 2006) – and despite an increase in the proportion of female PhDs of +6.8% over the same period, the under-representation of women in scientific disciplines and careers remains a serious challenge in Europe.

The publication of the “She Figures 2009” coincides with the 10th anniversary of the Helsinki Group on Women in Science, through which the EU Member States and the European Commission worked together to address gender inequalities in science.”

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