2007 Science in Society Facts and Figures


Which is the country with the most productive reseachers? Which european companies do invest more in R&D? Which countries do attract more foreign researchers? Why do young students hesitate to enrol in a university science curricula?

The 2007 Science in Society Facts and Figures attempts to answer these questions.

The Observa yearly publication third edition, supported by Foundation Compagnia di San Paolo summarizes data and information to help understand the state and transformation of research and innovation in our society.

It is divided in three parts. The first one deals with Research Policies: careers of graduates and PhDs in science subjects, research fundings, indicators of research productivity (publications, patents).

The second part is dedicated to the relationship between Citizens, Science and Technology: trends in public opinion regarding research and innovation, data on the diffusion of technology in every day life.

Finally, the third part contains a collection of science in society Resources: a chronology of the main events of the year, the statistical sources of data, a glossary of terms, books published during the previous year, institutions and web sites relevant for the them.

Observa’s aim is the same of the previous years: making “Science in Society Facts and Figures” a regular appointment for those interested in these themes, updating data and information as well as focusing each year on the most current issues.

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