Women in STEM

In STEM (science and high-tech) fields, the integration of women in bachelor’s degrees and, as a result, advanced degree programs, is insufficient.

CHE data shows that despite half of those taking five study unit matriculation exams being women, in academic studies, the percentage of women studying high-tech subjects is lower and in the 2017/18 academic year reached an average of 27%.

As a result, the percentage of women employed in the high-tech industry is only 26%.

In light of this, the PBC allocated a line of incentives designed to encourage female students to enter these fields.