Women in Science and Technology

European Commission/ DG Research Report:
Women in Science and Technology: Creating sustainable careers

“This report provides an indication of possible changes: to attract and retain women – and men – in science and technology, an essential driver of our knowledge-based economy.

The Women in Science and Technology Group was created in 2003, and initially called the Women in Industrial Research Working Group. The change in the name indicates an enlargement of focus: academic institutions and research centres became part of the picture. And this extension corresponded to a real need: the leaky pipeline – the gradual loss of researchers over time – starts at the beginning of a scientific career, in the university lecture halls…

To stop the leaky pipeline and to provide a favourable and well balanced working environment is one way to invest for a brighter future. Providing talented researchers, both women and men, with the right environment to develop their innovativeness and creativity, will be one of the motors driving the next stage of economic progress.”

Research Commissioner Janez Potočnik

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