Monday, February 8, 2010

Science and Engineering Indicators 2010

Science and Engineering Indicators 2010

published by the National Science Foundation/ National Science Board, USA

SEI 2010 provides a broad base of quantitative information on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise.

About Science and Engineering Indicators
Science and Engineering Indicators (SEI) is first and foremost a volume of record comprising the major high-quality quantitative data on the U.S. and international science and engineering enterprise. SEI is factual and policy neutral. It does not offer policy options, and it does not make policy recommendations. SEI employs a variety of presentation styles-tables, figures, narrative text, bulleted text, Web-based links, highlights, introductions, conclusions, reference lists—to make the data accessible to readers with different information needs and different information-processing preferences.
The data are "indicators" Indicators are quantitative representations that might reasonably be thought to provide summary information bearing on the scope, quality, and vitality of the science and engineering enterprise. The indicators reported in SEI are intended to contribute to an understanding of the current environment and to inform the development of future policies. SEI does not model the dynamics of the science and engineering enterprise, and it avoids strong claims about the significance of the indicators it reports. SEI is used by readers who hold a variety of views about which indicators are most significant for different purposes.
SEI is prepared by the National Science Foundation's Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS) under the guidance of the National Science Board (Board). It is subject to extensive review by outside experts, interested federal agencies, Board members, and NSF internal reviewers for accuracy, coverage, and balance.

1. Elementary and Secondary Education
2. Higher Education in Science and Engineering
3. Science and Engineering Labor Force
4. Research and Development: National Trends and International Linkages
5. Academic Research and Development
6. Industry, Technology, and the Global Marketplace
7. Science and Technology: Public Attitudes and Understanding
8. State Indicators

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SEI 2010 Presentation Slides

Presentation slides are based on figures in the full-text SEI 2010. Selected figures were modified to fit the presentation slide format.
* Global Expansion of Research and Development Expenditures
* Overseas R&D by Multinational Companies
* Global Higher Education and Workforce Trends
* Expanding Global Researcher Pool
* Research Outputs: Journal Articles and Patents
* Expanding International Research Collaborations
* New Research Patterns Reflected in World's Citations Base
* Inventive Activity Shown by Patents
* Fast-Rising Global Output of Knowledge- and Technology-Intensive Firms
* Booming Global High-Technology Exports Rearranging World Trade Patterns
* Big Shifts in World Trade Positions in High-Technology Products
* Continued Surpluses From U.S. Trade in Knowledge-Intensive Services and Intangible Assets

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