Research Center
Cyprus Economy

TECHNOLOGY: Cyprus above EU average for women working in science and engineering

12 February, 2019

At 47% Cyprus is above the EU average (41%) for the proportion of women working in science and technology, according to Eurostat data.

Cyprus was in the top half of European countries for the percentage of female scientists and engineers, coming level with Croatia and just behind Spain

In 2017, of almost 18 million scientists and engineers in the EU, 59% were men and 41% women.

Men were particularly overrepresented in high and medium-high technology manufacturing (83% of scientists and engineers in such manufacturing were male), while the gender ratio in the services sector was more balanced (55% male and 45% female).

However, in five EU Member States, the majority of scientists and engineers were women: Lithuania (57% female), Bulgaria and Latvia (both 53%), Portugal (51%) and Denmark (just over 50%).

Less than one third of scientists and engineers were women in Hungary and Luxembourg (both 25%), Finland (29%), and Germany (33%).