Figure of the Day: 40% of Russian Researchers are Women
In recent years, the number of women in the Russian research world decreased from 151500 in 2014 to 148300 in 2016. However, there are more doctoral and postdoctoral scholars amongst the female population than males, according to the recent issue of the HSE ISSEK data book “Science and Technology Indicators in the Russian Federation”.
In the international ranking of the share of women amongst researchers, Russia ranks 22nd out of 54. Women in Belarus and Spain have approximately the same rank. The leading country is Azerbaijan — 54.8%. The share of women in science in Argentina and Armenia (second and third places) exceeds 52%.