Scientific research and development may be a controversial subject, but www.superscholar.org has created a fact-packed infographic detailing everything you need to know about the current affairs-and t...
he future-of scientific research and development spending, entitled “Brain Trust”.
The United States spends more on scientific research and development than any other country in the world. Asia, however, spends more as a region-with 36.7% of all funds originating in the Asia region. This is closely followed by the Americas at 36%, and Europe placing third at 24.1%. But where does this money go? The infographic details, by country, where that money ends up. The United States designates their funds for national defense, health, and space/flight research. China spends their R&D dollars in areas like nanotechnology, clean energy, stem cell research, and new labs/institutes.
Nature Magazine conducted a survey, asking for predictions as to which countries will have the greatest scientific impact in 2020, and the results are startling. 59% responded with China, 36% said the United States, and the third most common answer was India, at 29%.
However, those projections may falter. With budget cuts across the nation, scientists in the United States are beginning to see other countries as bigger opportunities for advancement-and a paycheck. 67% of scientists say they are getting less grant money than in 2010. Nearly 1 in 5 scientists are considering pursuing careers oversees. However, countries like the United Kingdom, Australia, and Germany still see the United States as an attractive opportunity.
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