Kriativ-tech Volume 1, Issue 9, April 2018, Pages: xxx Received: Dec. 28, 2019; Accepted: Feb. 25, 2020. Published: Oct. 11, 2021.


João Emílio Almeida, Assistant Professor at ISTEC-PortoMariana Carneiro, Student at ISTEC-PortoMariana Silva, Student at ISTEC-Porto



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João Emílio Almeida, Mariana Carneiro, Mariana Silva , The (weak) involvement of women in ICT and IS: the case of ISTEC-Porto DOI: 10.31112/kriativ-tech-2021-10-51


The aim of this article is to point out some insight at the low female presence in higher education courses related with ICT/IS. What are the reasons that lead most students to seek courses linked to new technologies, such as computing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, internet, and cloud computing, to be male whilst fewer female students follow that direction? To better contextualize this issue, data from the last 15 years at ISTEC-Porto are presented, where gender inequality is evident. Some of the reasons found in the literature are indicated and possible solutions to reduce this gender imbalance are pointed out.


Gender inequality, digital inclusion, higher education, information technologies.


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