UNESCO Science Report 2005
The UNESCO science report 2005 reviews the state of science around the world in the first years of the Third Millennium. Through the eyes of an independent team of experts, the report identifies and discusses emerging trends in research and higher education. Each chapter describes how research and development are organized in a given country or region. Who is performing R&D today? Where and with what means? What are the new priorities?
The report is intended to serve as an invaluable collection of facts, figures and analysis for anyone with an interest in understanding how contemporary issues are shaping science.
The UNESCO Science Report 2005 is the fourth in a series which periodically presents a global overview of the state of science. Its well-received predecessor, the World Science Report, was published by UNESCO in 1998. The next report in the series will be the UNESCO Science Report 2010, currently under preparation.
Read a summary of the UNESCO Science Report 2005's review of science in:
The UNESCO Institute for Statistics provided many of the global data for the UNESCO Science Report 2005.
For a global overview of GERD, GDP and population data (2002), click here.
For a global overview of trends in researchers around the world (2002), click here.
To consult the full report, click here.
Read a review of the report in Science and Public Policy (May 2006)
To order a copy from UNESCO Publishing, click here.
Any enquiries about the report (except those concerning sales) may be sent to the Editor, Susan Schneegans.