The Nordic countries on top of research statistics

15.09.2009
More than one quarter of the work force in Norway and Denmark consists of highly qualified professionals working with science and technology. This contributes to a top ranking on the European statistics, according to Eurostat. Norway leads the statistics on public support to research and education, followed by Iceland and the USA. The Norwegian Minister of Research and Higher Education, Tora Aasland, declares that this confirms a positive development.
The Nordic EU countries are among the European countries that spend the highest share of their GNP on research. Norway’s share in 2007 was 1,64 percent, compared with 1,52 percent in 2006. Along with Denmark, Norway has the lowest unemployment rate among people with secondary education.

The numbers are published by Eurostat - read more here


Source:
Press release from the Ministry of Education and Research in Norway, September 11, 2009.



Text: Lisa H. Ekli
Photo: Johannes Jansson, norden.org
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