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Since 2009, the number of engineering doctoral degrees awarded in China has been steady and under 20,000 (NSB, 2018). Among postgraduate master’s participants, women were well represented, comprising about 52.2% of students enrolled and 52.4% of degree holders. In 2015, women were underrepresented among enrolled doctoral students (37.9%) and doctoral degree holders (42%). In the same year, over 175,000 master’s degrees and over 18,000 doctoral degrees were awarded in engineering.

Trend in Engineering Doctoral Degrees Awarded, 2000-2014

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Source: National Science Board. 2018. Science and Engineering Indicators 2018. NSB-2018-1. Alexandria, VA: National Science Foundation. Available at https://www.nsf.gov/statistics/indicators/.

Postgraduate Participants, 2015

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Source: Chinese Statistical Yearbook (2017)

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