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EU scrapes a pass on its 2020 education test

There has been progress towards the 2020 targets, but EU averages hide differences in attainment between and within member states. More effort is needed, notably on basic skills, where the EU is actually falling behind its objectives

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New member states get more EU research money, but not enough to close innovation gap

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Open access publications growth steadies

open-access-publicationsAround 29 per cent of scientific papers are published in open access publications, according to Scopus data analysed by the European Commission.

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Open access publications growth steadies

open-access-publicationsAround 29 per cent of scientific papers are published in open access publications, according to Scopus data analysed by the European Commission.

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US, China top the list of biggest R&D spenders

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The US is spending $476 billion on R&D every year, according to data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. China comes in second with a total expenditure of $371 billion. Read more

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Austria spurring more and more innovative companies

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The number of Austrian innovative companies is growing, as 62 per cent of companies are “innovation-active”, according to the latest data from Austria’s statistics office. Read more

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In green science, Chinese output soars, US falls, Germany treads water

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The top health spenders: US and Switzerland

The top health spenders: US and Switzerland

Spending on healthcare per country in 2017 – measured in dollars per capita (vertical bars) and as a percentage of GDP (diamonds). Source: OECD

The full report is available here.