The 2013 Science in Society Facts and Figures


Science in Society Facts and Figures provides, in a detailed and accessible format, key data and information to understand the state and transformation of science and technology of contemporary societies: human resources and investments in research and innovation, patents and use of technologies, public attitudes towards science, a chronology of the main events that marked the relationship between science and society during the previous year, a list of sources and relevant publications.

The book also documents the most recent trends in the relationship among science, media and public, with several chapters: «Public imagine of research, emerging sectors and attitude towards the novelty», with the newest data from the Science and Technology in Society Monitor; «The emerging science in the media», with data from the Science in the Media Monitor; «Technoscience and tv serials»; «Science in the age of crisis».

The book, published by Il Mulino, will be available at digital and traditional bookstores from the end of February. The book is sent free of charge to Observa members. Research for the Science in Society Facts and Figures benefits from the support of Compagnia di San Paolo.

For previous editions of the Science in Society Facts and Figures, visit our Facts and Figures webpage.