Women in Science – Explore the Data for Countries Worldwide

Wellcome Trust Blog

In the run-up to International Women’s Day 2014, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) has released an interactive tool that helps to visualise data about women in science. The numbers are stark, showing that women are still underrepresented in science around the world. In this guest post, Amy Otchet, Head of Data Outreach, Advocacy and Publications at UIS explains the big issues…

Just 30% of the world’s researchers are women. While a growing number of women are enrolling in university, many opt out at the highest levels required for a research career. But a closer look at the data reveals some surprising exceptions. For example, in Bolivia, women account for 63% researchers, compared to France with a rate of 26% or Ethiopia at 8%.

UNESCO - Women In Science Interactive

Women in Science, a new interactive tool, presents the latest available data for countries at all stages of development. Produced by the UNESCO Institute…

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