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Brazil Scholarly Publications

Proportion and number of women researchers: In 2017, Elsevier analyzed the research output broken down by gender for different countries, including Brazil. The published report, Gender in the Global Research Landscape (2017) shows that overall, the number of researchers in Brazil has greatly increased from the period 1996-2000 to 2011-2015. Additionally, the proportion of women […]

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Brazil Undergraduate Education

The number of students enrolled and graduating from undergraduate programs in Brazil has increased from 2015 to 2017. Women represent about 57% of students enrolled in undergraduate programs and about 61% of students who graduate from these programs. Within engineering (referred to in Brazil’s reports as “production and construction engineering”), the number of admitted and […]

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Brazil Higher Education

According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, in 2016, women represented more than half of the Brazilian tertiary graduates across all levels of higher education. However, this percentage seems to lower as at each higher educational level, such that women represent about 61% of graduates at the Bachelor’s level while representing about 54% […]

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Brazil Science Career Expectations

Using 2015 PISA survey results, OECD published the brief report What kind of careers in science do 15-year-old boys and girls expect for themselves? (2017). Young adolescents from Brazil were surveyed about their science career expectations. For both boys and girls, a higher percentage of Brazilian students compared to the percentage of students from OECD […]

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Brazil High School Preparation

In the most recent OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) assessment conducted in 2015, 15-year-old students from Brazil participated. In both mathematics and science, Brazilian students’ average scores were lower than the average scores of students belonging to OECD countries. The average score of Brazilian boys was higher compared to the mean score of […]

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