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Economy > Innovation > Research and development personnel > By sector > Higher education sector (Headcounts) per thousand people: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Total number of researchers hired by post-secondary institutions such as universities and colleges. Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Portugal 6.08 Number 2010
2 Switzerland 4.9 Number 2010
3 Iceland 4.72 Number 2009
4 United Kingdom 4.67 Number 2010
5 Norway 4.43 Number 2010
6 Denmark 4.31 Number 2010
7 Finland 4.24 Number 2010
8 Sweden 4.04 Number 2009
9 New Zealand 3.75 Number 2009
10 Austria 3.47 Number 2009
11 Estonia 3.46 Number 2011
12 Slovakia 3.4 Number 2011
13 Lithuania 3.25 Number 2010
14 Singapore 3.22 Number 2010
15 Germany 2.82 Number 2010
16 Spain 2.82 Number 2010
17 Belgium 2.81 Number 2009
18 Tunisia 2.65 Number 2008
19 Ireland 2.57 Number 2010
20 Japan 2.45 Number 2010
21 Slovenia 2.29 Number 2010
22 Malaysia 2.23 Number 2011
23 Greece 2.16 Number 2005
24 Latvia 2.16 Number 2010
25 Czech Republic 1.98 Number 2011
26 South Korea 1.89 Number 2010
27 Poland 1.85 Number 2010
28 Croatia 1.81 Number 2010
29 Hong Kong 1.74 Number 2010
30 Hungary 1.73 Number 2010
31 France 1.68 Number 2010
32 Malta 1.6 Number 2011
33 Montenegro 1.48 Number 2011
34 Serbia 1.45 Number 2011
35 Netherlands 1.41 Number 2010
36 Luxembourg 1.28 Number 2010
37 Italy 1.23 Number 2011
38 Turkey 1.22 Number 2010
39 Iraq 1.18 Number 2011
40 Argentina 1.13 Number 2010
41 Macau 1.11 Number 2011
42 Morocco 1.1 Number 2011
43 Iran 1.03 Number 2008
44 Cyprus 0.979 Number 2010
45 Brazil 0.963 Number 2010
46 Egypt 0.872 Number 2011
47 Romania 0.865 Number 2010
48 Bulgaria 0.859 Number 2010
49 Uzbekistan 0.817 Number 2011
50 Georgia 0.784 Number 2005
51 Trinidad and Tobago 0.633 Number 2010
52 Senegal 0.619 Number 2008
53 Faeroe Islands 0.58 Number 2003
54 South Africa 0.579 Number 2009
55 Republic of Macedonia 0.567 Number 2008
56 Brunei 0.56 Number 2003
57 Uruguay 0.554 Number 2011
58 Costa Rica 0.554 Number 2011
59 Botswana 0.458 Number 2005
60 Albania 0.426 Number 2008
61 Chile 0.388 Number 2010
62 Algeria 0.385 Number 2005
63 China 0.382 Number 2011
64 Oman 0.377 Number 2011
65 Thailand 0.36 Number 2009
66 Puerto Rico 0.353 Number 2009
67 Armenia 0.339 Number 2011
68 Colombia 0.311 Number 2010
69 Moldova 0.28 Number 2011
70 Guam 0.278 Number 2005
71 Sudan 0.277 Number 2005
72 Russia 0.271 Number 2010
73 Kazakhstan 0.266 Number 2011
74 Vietnam 0.253 Number 2002
75 Pakistan 0.244 Number 2011
76 Azerbaijan 0.223 Number 2011
77 Belarus 0.219 Number 2011
78 Venezuela 0.211 Number 2009
79 Cameroon 0.21 Number 2008
80 Democratic Republic of the Congo 0.188 Number 2009
81 Bolivia 0.175 Number 2010
82 Ukraine 0.165 Number 2011
83 Mexico 0.14 Number 2011
84 Kyrgyzstan 0.137 Number 2011
85 Paraguay 0.131 Number 2011
86 Ecuador 0.125 Number 2008
87 American Samoa 0.118 Number 2005
88 Guinea 0.117 Number 2000
89 Sri Lanka 0.112 Number 2010
90 Madagascar 0.109 Number 2011
91 Nigeria 0.107 Number 2007
92 Togo 0.0977 Number 2007
93 Indonesia 0.0944 Number 2009
94 Peru 0.0728 Number 2004
95 Saudi Arabia 0.0693 Number 2002
96 Philippines 0.0633 Number 2007
97 El Salvador 0.0625 Number 2011
98 Ethiopia 0.0605 Number 2010
99 Kenya 0.0585 Number 2007
100 Panama 0.0574 Number 2005
101 Rwanda 0.0536 Number 2009
102 Nicaragua 0.0524 Number 2004
103 Mongolia 0.0497 Number 2011
104 Tanzania 0.0486 Number 2007
105 Mozambique 0.0404 Number 2010
106 Honduras 0.0352 Number 2003
107 Tajikistan 0.0351 Number 2011
108 Mali 0.0318 Number 2007
109 Burundi 0.0312 Number 2011
110 Zambia 0.0294 Number 2008
111 Guatemala 0.0291 Number 2010
112 Malawi 0.0254 Number 2007
113 Central African Republic 0.0211 Number 2009
114 Lesotho 0.0207 Number 2011
115 Uganda 0.0192 Number 2009
116 Nepal 0.0178 Number 2010
117 Bangladesh 0.0161 Number 1997
118 Laos 0.00739 Number 2002
119 Cambodia 0.00692 Number 2002
120 Ghana 0.00688 Number 2007
121 Burkina Faso 7.02e-05 Number 2007
122 Jordan 0.0 2008

Citation

"All countries compared for Economy > Innovation > Research and development personnel > By sector > Higher education sector (Headcounts) per thousand people", UNESCO Institute for Statistics Original html. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Innovation/Research-and-development-personnel/By-sector/Higher-education-sector-(Headcounts)-per-thousand-people

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