Poland has the highest percentage of university graduates as a share of the under 30 population.
Statistics in Focus - Science, technology and innovation in Europe - Issue number 8/2005
Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Community, has released its regular focus report on European activity in the field of science, technology and innovation (STI). It presents the latest statistics on gross expenditure on research and development (GERD), researcher numbers in countries throughout Europe, graduate numbers, innovation expenditure, spending on high-tech and more.
- In 2003, over half of R&D personnel (full-time equivalent) work in three EU countries Germany, France and the United Kingdom.
- The highest R&D human resource increases over the previous year were observed in Malta (76%) which, granted, started with a low number to begin with Greece (14%) and Spain (13%).
- Germany had the most researchers in 2003 with some 480 000 working across the country. Next came France with nearly 344 000 and the UK with some 277 000.
- Poland has the highest percentage of university graduates as a share of the under 30 population.