THE GENDER BALANCE IN UNIVERSITY EDUCATIONS

There are several reasons why the proportion of female leaders in Denmark is low. The gender gap when it comes to university degrees is a big part of the explanation. A recent Danish survey from Boston Consulting Group shows that 60% of managers have higher educations within the areas of economy, business and engineering. Yet, only about 30% of the students on these courses are currently women.

This is why it is essential to start early – so that ambitious and talented young women choose an educational path that empowers them for a future leadership role.

Below you can see the representation of women and men in the following education programs. Since 2018 there has been is a 1-4% increase in the number of women across all programs.

Source: Students accepted (excluding those on standby) by gender, as of July 30, 2019, Data from the Ministry of Education and Research

Computer Science

Gender distribution at a national level

Women

13%

Men

87%

Women

35%

Men

65%

Economy

Gender distribution at a national level

HA

Gender distribution at a national level

Women

33%

Men

67%

Women

26%

Men

74%

IT University

Gender distribution at a national level

Engineer

Gender distribution at a national level

Women

28%

Men

72%