This publication presents statistical data and indicators based on a number of data sources available at Eurostat (mainly related to science, technology, innovation and regions). It provides the reader with statistical information to appreciate the evolution and composition of science and technology (S&T) in Europe and its position with regard to its partners.
The data focus is on the 25 European Union Member States and the Candidate Countries. However, so as to allow for international comparisons, data for Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, China, Japan, the Russian Federation and the United States are also considered when available.
This pocketbook is divided into three main parts and eight chapters. The three main parts are:
- Part 1 – Investing in R&D,
- Part 2 – Monitoring the knowledge workers,
- – Part 3 – Productivity and competitiveness.
The first part includes the chapters on Government budget appropriations or outlays on R&D (or GBAORD – chapter 1) and on R&D expenditure (chapter 2).
The part 2 on knowledge workers shows data on R&D personnel (chapter 3) and human resources in science and technology (HRST – chapter 4). Part 3 on productivity and competitiveness includes statistics on innovation (chapter 5), patents (chapter 6) and high technology (chapter 7). Finally, chapter 8 provides some general statistics concerning population, gross domestic product (GDP) and employment.
The last part of the pocketbook contains methodological notes (including definitions and abbreviations) for each of the statistical data sources used.
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