Malta Has Fewer Female ICT Students Than The EU Average

26th April 2019

Just 14 per cent of ICT students in Malta are women, according to figures released by Eurostat.

While girls and women studying ICT remain largely in the minority all over Europe, accounting for only 17 per cent of such students, Malta has even fewer female ICT students than that.

Just 14 per cent of ICT students in Malta are women, according to figures released by Eurostat.

About 1.3 million people were studying Information and Communication Technologies in the EU in 2016 at upper secondary level or above, the European Union’s statistics office said.

Across the EU member states, their share ranged from less than 10 per cent in Netherlands (6 per cent) and Belgium (8 per cent) to nearly one-third in Bulgaria (33 per cent) and Romania (31 per cent).

This information was published by Eurostat on the occasion of International Girls in ICT Day, celebrated on the 4th Thursday in April every year.

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.


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