Eurostat: One in four ICT students in Cyprus are female

April 25, 2019 at 11:16am
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The number of  girls and women studying Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in Cyprus in 2016 stood at 26% of all ICT students, which though low is the fifth highest in the EU 28 and above the EU average of 17%.

According to Eurostat, about 1.3 million people were studying ICT in the European Union in 2016. Girls and women were largely in a minority, accounting for only 17% of all ICT students.

Across the EU Member States, their share ranged from less than 10% in Netherlands (6%) and Belgium (8%) to over 30% in Bulgaria (33%) and Romania (31%).

The information is published by Eurostat on the occasion of International Girls in ICT Day, celebrated on the fourth Thursday in April every year.

The source dataset can be found here.

Note: These figures refer to students studying at upper secondary level or above. Also, data by field of education are not available for post-secondary non-tertiary education in Czechia, Ireland and Italy or for doctoral or equivalent level in the Netherlands.

It is a global initiative aimed at raising awareness among girls and young women about the importance of digital skills and encouraging them to consider studies and careers in information and communication technologies.