Women more than half of EU’s science & technology workforce in 2023

Women more than half of EU’s science & technology workforce in 2023

Highest share of women in science, tech fields seen in Latvia, Malta with 63%

By Emir Yildirim

ISTANBUL (AA) – Women represented more than half of the science and technology workforce in the European Union in 2023, Eurostat said on Thursday.

The EU saw an increase of 2.9% in science and technology employment in 2023, reaching 78.3 million people, including 52% women, predominantly in service activities.

The highest percentages of women in science and technology were in the Baltic nations of Lithuania and Latvia at 63%, and the lowest in Malta with 45%, among some regions of Italy.

“Despite women making up the majority of the people employed in science and technology, they were underrepresented as scientists and engineers, accounting for 41% of total scientists and engineers in 2023,” said Eurostat.

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