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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…

Brazil Undergraduate Education

Overall, the number of students enrolled and graduating from undergraduate programs in Brazil has increased from 2017 to 2019. Women represent about 57% of students enrolled in undergraduate programs and about 60% of students who graduate from these programs. Within engineering (referred to in Brazil’s reports as “production and construction engineering”), the number of admitted…

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%…

Brazil Science Career Expectations

Young adolescents from Brazil were surveyed about their science career expectations in the 2018 PISA survey, an international student assessment. For both boys and girls, a higher percentage of Brazilian students compared to the percentage of students from OECD countries have expectations to work as science and engineering professionals. Specifically, 10.2% of Brazilian girls compared…

Brazil High School Preparation

In the most recent OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) assessment conducted in 2018, 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…