Science and research funding – international comparisons

The UK spend on R&D in 2008 was the equivalent of 1.8% of GDP, well below the 2.34% OECD average. The UK ranked 16th out of 30 countries, behind nations such as Israel, Finland, Sweden, Japan and Korea (all above 3%), and Switzerland, Denmark, the USA, Germany, Austria and Iceland (all above 2.5%).

Science and research funding – international comparisons

 

 

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