Women in Research and Innovation - Science: It's a girl thing!Back
With the European Union needing up to one million additional researchers by 2020, the European Commission has today launched a campaign to get more girls interested in science and encourage more women to choose research as a career. Women make up more than half the EU's student population and 45 per cent of all doctorates (PhDs), but they account for only one third of career researchers. Women PhD graduates are also still a minority in engineering and manufacturing. The three year campaign will first seek to get teenage girls interested in studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM subjects). The focus will then broaden to female students more generally, encouraging them to consider research careers.
- European Union (EU 27)
Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on June 21, 2012