The first Observa Science in Society Facts and Figures – 2005 has just been published


Which European country has the highest number of women with a degree in science subjects? Do citizens put more trust in scientists or in journalists? Which technological object do europeans consider more indispensable? How large is the readership of science magazines?

The 2005 Science in Society Facts and Figures contains data and information to help understand the state and transformation of research and innovation in our society.

The publication 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 aims at making Science in Society Facts and Figures a regular appointment for those interested in the issues, updating data and information updating as well as focusing each year on the most current issues.

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