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Politica ricerca e sviluppo


Politica ricerca e sviluppo


Scientific and Technological research in Israel   Data about Israel's participation (as an Associated Country) in the Fifth and Sixth EU Framework Program of Research and Technological Development (1998-2007) confirm the excellent scientific and technological level reached by this country. For instance, Israel's paybacks from the FP (financial contributions aimed at the  participation of Israeli research institutions and companies in research projects funded by the European Commission) turned out to be higher than the funds contributed by Israel to the initiative.    

General statistics information  

The number of scientists and engineers (about 90.000) employed in R&D is the highest in the world, if compared to the population (150 researchers per 10.000 people). The faculties of local academic institutions include nearly 8,000 teaching staff, while students are more than 100,000 students. 24% of the Israeli workforce has a university degree. Israel is the first country in the world for the number of scientific publications (half of them is in medicine), if compared to the population: 115 per  100.000 people.