Looking into Statistics:
Achievements of Support Programs for Promoting women in STEM during 10 years
Increasing trend of training highly skilled women workforce in STEM
Although the ratio of female students in engineering is lower than in natural science, its inflow has been steadily increasing since the policy was carried out
Percentage of female by degrees in natural science
Percentage of female by degrees in engineering
Vitalizing economic activities of women in their 40s in STEM by reintegrating to research fields
Qualitative Improvement of job for women in STEM by structural change
Labor force participation rates for natural sciences and engineering majors by gender and age(2014)

WISET has carried out a variety of policy research activities such as laws/systems monitoring, performance analyses, and policy project planning in order to enable policies for fostering and supporting women in science, engineering, and technology to be effectively implemented. In particular, in preparation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, it has focused on creating future-proof jobs for women, considering the features and strengths of women in science, engineering and technology.

Inspector Program at Science and Engineering Research Institutions and Universities

Quota System for Recruitment of Female Scientists and Engineers

Women-Friendly Institutional Innovation

Policy Forums

Policy Research

Survey on the Utilization of Women in STEM

The 3rd Basic Plan for Fostering and Supporting Women in STEM pdf download


Gender Equality in the Creative Economy and STEM Fields


  • Capability Challenge
  • Ratio of women’s employment in STEM - 60%
  • Ratio of female lead-researcher in STEM project – 15%
  • Balance
  • Ratio of women’s employment in S&T R&D – 20%
  • Economic activity rate of female scientist and engineers in their 40’s – 60%
  • Diversity
  • Ratio of female administrators in STEM – 10%
  • Analyzing R&D gender guidelines of development application

5 Process of the Strategy and 11 Policy Issues

Influx and utilizationof talented women 01 Suggesting career visions to female students in STEM
02 Strengthening the ability of women in STEM to join the research and industrial field
Boosting global competitiveness of women in STEM 03 Expanding participation in R&D and strengthening Women’s capabilities in STEM
04 Strengthening the global network of women in STEM
Expansion of quality jobs for women in STEM 05 Creation of women-friendly jobs in STEM
06 Promoting women in start-up venture enterprises
Strengthening living-related jobs in STEM 07 Strengthening support for career-returns with consideration for the experience level of women in STEM following career breaks
08 Creation of work-family balanced work cultures
Creation of harmonious dual-gender environments in STEM 09 Expansion of female leaders in STEM
10 Expansion of gender characteristic perceptions of STEM activities
11 Introduction of R&D analysis & assessment with consideration for gender perspective and expansion of gender diversity