UK Produces Most Impactful Research Despite Falling Research Investment, According To Thomson Reuters Study
From Thomson Reuters:
Despite a relative decrease in private-sector research investment, the average “impact” of research originating in the United Kingdom has risen, surpassing that of the United States, according to a study released today by Thomson Reuters. At the same time, while the U.K. investment in R&D had risen by about one-third in real terms between 1991 and 2009, the U.K. has not kept pace with the increase in R&D investments on a global scale.
The study, Global Research Report: United Kingdom, highlights the exceptional performance of the U.K. research base in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and excellence, and suggests that with increased participation from industry, the innovative capacity and potential of the UK could be better matched by its engagement with economic competitiveness.
Beyond assessing the volume and impact of research, the Global Research Report details the growing research competency of the U.K. workforce, the rise in postgraduate education enrollment, and the lagging industrial application of research.
The study is part of the Global Research Report series from Thomson Reuters that illustrates the changing landscape and dynamics of scientific research around the world. These studies draw on data in the Web of Science, available on the Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge platform — containing the world’s largest citation databases.
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