2016 Monitoring Report on Position of Women in Science

The latest 2016 Monitoring Report shows the same trends as our previous reports.

  • Research fails to use the potential of highly qualified women.
  • While the percentage of women increases in all levels of study. The share of women displays a stable decreasing trend, with the number in 2016 being the lowest since the start of the monitoring in 2000.Women made up 30.3 % of all positions in research and development in 2016.
  • International comparison places the Czech Republic among EU countries with the lowest share of women in research positions.
  • Women in STEM are under-represented at all levels of their academic and professional careers from the graduate level on. Their dropout among doctoral and postdoctoral researchers is more intense than in other fields.
  • Gender pay gaps were observed at all levels of the academic career.
  • Decision making in science is still dominated by men.

For more details see this article.