The Scientific Culture in Electrical Engineering: An Insider’s Reflection



In the last few years, the interrogation of gender equity in different scientific fields such as medicine, physics, chemistry, mathematics and engineering has been the focus of various academic studies (see, for example, Alpay et al. 2010; Brecher 1989; Huyer/Westholm 2007; Miroux 2011). However, deeper studies and analyses of the reasons for the large differences in gender equity between engineering and other disciplines have not been addressed in detail. Alpay et al. (2010), Bell (2009), Cascade (2009), European Commission (2005; 2009) and Sonnert (1999) have, for example, conducted research on the career development paths of women with respect to gender equality.


Female Student Career Development Gender Equity Academic Study Career Break 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Interdisciplinary Gender Research and Diversity (IGD)Kiel University of Applied SciencesKielGermany

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