Education - Lead The Future

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%