Current status of women in physics in China (Taipei)

Yi Chun Chen, Shu Fen Hu, Ting Hua Lu, Mon Shu Ho, Jauyn Grace Lin, Minn Tsong Lin

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In 1999, the Working Group for Women in Physics (WGWIP) in Taiwan was registered within the Physical Society of Republic of China (renamed the Physical Society of Taiwan in 2017) and became a formal committee in 2003. Since then, the committee has worked on promoting women physicists and monitoring statistics on the status of progress. According to data collected by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in Taiwan, the percentage of women graduated from physics and astronomy departments is around 14% in bachelor's, 17% in master's, and 13% in PhD programs. The inclination of young female students to choose a physics major has not changed much in the past few years. The numbers of female faculty members have improved slightly. About 77% female faculty are now in tenured positions, but the overall percentage of women in physics and astronomy departments has varied little in the last 10 years. The approved science projects granted by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in Taiwan for female physicists demonstrate the tendency of increasing budgets. In this paper, we present the results of our survey and discuss the required directions for our future steps.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWomen in Physics
Subtitle of host publication6th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics
EditorsChandralekha Singh, Geraldine Cochran, Nicola Wilkin
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735418417
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun 3
Event6th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics, ICWIP 2017 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 2017 Jul 162017 Jul 20

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference6th IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics, ICWIP 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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