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OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2018

The “OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2018: Adapting to Technological and Societal Disruption” is the twelfth edition in a series that biennially reviews key trends in science, technology and innovation (STI) policy in OECD countries and a number of major partner economies. The 14 chapters within this edition look at a range of topics, …
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OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017

With some 200 indicators, the 2017 edition of the OECD Science, Technology and Industry (STI) Scoreboard shows how the digital transformation affects science, innovation, the economy, and the way people work and live. It aims to help governments design more effective science, innovation and industry policies in the fast-changing digital era. CONTENTS: Knowledge economies and …
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OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook 2016

The fully revamped and re-titled OECD Science, Technology and Innovation Outlook is a biennial publication that aims to inform policy makers and analysts on recent and future changes in global science, technology and innovation (STI) patterns and their potential implications on and for national and international STI policies. Based on the most recent data available, …
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PISA 2015 Results: Excellence and Equity in Education

The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has just published the “PISA 2015 Results: Excellence and Equity in Education”. PISA evaluates, every three years, what 15-year-old students know and can do in science, reading, and mathematics. It focuses on students’ attitudes towards learning science, including their expectations of working in science-related careers. Singapore ranked 1st …
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OECD – G20 Innovation Report 2016

The G20 Innovation Report 2016 of the Organisation for Economic Co‐operation and Development has been prepared at the request of G20 Leaders (Hangzhou Summit Communique, 4‐5 September 2016). This report is based on material from the OECD’s Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2015 (with data updates where available) and the forthcoming Science, Technology and Innovation …
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EU Report: “The role of science, technology and innovation policies to foster the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals”.

The report presents the conclusions of the independent Expert Group on the “Follow-up to Rio+20, notably the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” that was established in March 2015 by the European Commission under Horizon 2020 (Societal Challenge 5 – Work Programme for 2014-2015, pp. 79-80).  The work of the Expert Group aimed to provide advice to the Commission on the …
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Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2014

The OECD has just published the “Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2014.” According to the report squeezed R&D budgets in the EU, Japan and US are reducing the weight of advanced economies in science and technology research, patent applications and scientific publications and leaving China on track to be the world’s top R&D spender by …
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PISA 2012 Results: What Students Know and Can Do

The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has just published the “PISA 2012 Results: What Students Know and Can Do. Student Performance in Mathematics, Reading and Science”. According to the survey, which evaluates the knowledge and skills of the world’s 15-year-olds, Asian countries outperform the rest of the world. Shanghai-China, and Singapore were top …
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Horizon 2020: An introduction to the European Union’s plans for research and innovation funding (2014 to 2020)

The EU plans its spending within seven-year multi-annual financial frameworks (MFFs) and as the 2007 to 2013 MFF is drawing to a close, it is currently devising and agreeing the MFF for the period 2014 to 2020. To be concluded between the European Parliament, Council and European Commission, this sets the maximum amount of commitment …
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IEA Ranking of International Student Achievement

The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) and the TIMSS & PIRLS International Study Center at Boston College have just published the TIMSS and PIRLS 2011 assessments. According to the studies, relatively wealthy Asian nations including South Korea and Singapore, as well as Hong Kong, led the rankings of international student achievement, …
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