2008 S&E indicators out

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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