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Uneven research strength in BRICKs

VU International News and Reviews No. 06 May 20 2013

May 2013

Earlier this year, Thomson Reuters published a report on R&D spending, human capital, research publications, and patent filings in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Korea as key indicators of a sustained, diversified research innovation base. The report draws on data from Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge, Derwent World Patent Index, the OECD, Red de Indicadores de Ciencia y TecnologĂ­a (RICYT), and the World Bank. The report confirms the rising status of these countries, but also spotlights the individual complexities.

Report available through kees.kouwenaar@vu.nl

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