[LINK] US: National Science Board released its Science and Engineering Indicators 2010

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Tue Jan 19 10:20:53 AEDT 2010

How does Australia stack up using these
indicators - do we have other indicators

> The latest edition of Indicators tells us that the state of U.S. science and engineering is strong, but that U.S. dominance of world science and engineering has eroded significantly in recent years, primarily because of rapidly increasing capabilities among East Asian nations, particularly China.
> Similarly, in his April 2009 speech at the National Academy of Sciences and on several occasions since then, President Obama set a goal for the United States to invest 3 percent of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on R&D. Chapter 4 of Indicators tells us that in 2007 the U.S. R&D/GDP ratio was 2.68 percent, with roughly one-third of that investment coming from Federal funding and two-thirds from the private sector, and that the U.S. ranks eighth in the world in this measure among major economies, some of whom—such as—Japan and South Korea—are already investing in excess of 3 percent. The Indicators report tells us why the goal is reasonable and prudent and how close we are to achieving it. Moreover, a careful reading offers a raft of ideas on how the Federal government can do its part to meet that goal.

An interesting (application of
technology and content) webpage here,
unfortunately, Australia doesn't rate an
arrow in "Geography of S&T: Globalization
of Capabilities - Cross Border R&D"

Marghanita da Cruz
Tel: 0414-869202

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