Saturday, August 11, 2007

Interesting Fact: Research in Finland

Finns have unwavering confidence in science and research, which play an important role in Finnish society. The government and business investment in research and development represents over 3.5% of the gross national product, which is among the highest rates in the world. By comparison, the U.S. investment is a little over 2.5% of GDP.

Finland employs 36% more researchers than any other country within the
OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development).

Thanks to Many-Eyes for the visualization capabilities and OECD for the data.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Why are there so many more researchers in Finland? Or is this just a quirk in the figures?

If research is as valuable as I think it is, it should show up for Finland in some beneficial way.