The Computing Research Policy Blog points out that the the latest version of the NSB’s Science and Engineering Indicators report is out. It comes with a companion policy recommendation document, Research and Development: Essential Foundation for US Competitiveness in a Global Economy.
You can read the whole thing online, or just skim the executive overview. Here are some of the highlights the CRA teased out
- world science and engineering activities are shifting from the US and Europe, the traditional leaders, to Asia.
- China’s PhD attainment is on a steep up curve but is still significantly below the US
- There has been an increase in S&E bachelors degrees in the US in all fields EXCEPT computing