Post-graduate education at the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research (INPE) from a gender perspective

This paper aims to draw a picture of the involvement and participation of women in the post-graduate programs offered by the National Institute for Space Research (INPE) in Brazil. In doing so, it relies on quantitative data from various sources as well as on interviews with alumni in those courses. Interviews explore the motivations that led women to choose a research career in a field still considered typically male: space research.

Graduate; INPE; Women


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