Bulgaria has highest percentage of women IT students in the EU

Bulgaria has the highest percentage of female students of information and communication technology in the European Union, at 33%, EU statistics agency Eurostat said on April 25. The country is two percentage points of its northern neighbour and fellow EU member Romania.

The figures refer to students studying at upper secondary level or above.

Yet, Eurostat noted that according to figures female students are still under-represented in ICT.across the EU. About 1.3 million people were studying Information and Communication Technologies (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 more than 30% in Bulgaria and Romania, Eurostat said.

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