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65 percent of today's students will occupy jobs that do not yet exist.
  • Esteban
  • 4/26/2019

65 percent of today's students will occupy jobs that do not yet exist.

Recent studies, discussed at the World Economic Forum, suggest that around 65% of today's students will work in jobs that do not yet exist. These new jobs will have a greater increase in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

While more and more girls are attending schools, in many settings women are underrepresented in STEM subjects and as they grow older they lose this interest. This means that less than 30% of researchers are women, on the one hand. On the other hand, female student enrolments in such important subjects as information and communication technology; mathematics and statistics; or natural sciences are below 9%.

Long-standing gender stereotypes and prejudices continue to keep girls and women away from science and technology-related fields.

In FEINDEF, a Women's Forum will be held to address issues related to women's participation in science and technology in the fields of defence and security.