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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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OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook 2012

The OECD Science, Technology and Industry Outlook reviews the key policy trends and performance of OECD countries and major emerging economies in a number of areas related to science and innovation based on the latest information and indicators. The policy and country profiles in the 2012 edition highlight the expected contributions of science, technology and …
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Science, technology and innovation in Europe – 2012 edition

This Eurostat publication draws a comprehensive picture of the Science, Technology and Innovation activities in the European Union as carried out by its people, enterprises and governments. It provides the reader with statistical information to appreciate the evolution and composition of science and technology in Europe and its position with regard to its partners. The …
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European Commission: Joint Research Centre Annual Report 2011

This Annual Report offers an insight into activities and achievements related to the JRC’s work carried out during 2011. With new look and more concise content, the report aims to make JRC results more accessible. In her foreword, European Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn for Research, Innovation and Science, emphasises the role of science and investment in …
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OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2011

The quality of patent filings has fallen dramatically over the past two decades. The rush to protect even minor improvements in products or services is overburdening patent offices. This slows the time to market for true innovations and reduces the potential for breakthrough inventions, according to a new OECD report. This tenth edition of the …
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Science, technology and innovation in Europe 2011

This Eurostat publication draws a comprehensive picture of the Science, Technology and Innovation activities in the European Union as carried out by its people, enterprises and governments. It provides the reader with statistical information to appreciate the evolution and composition of science and technology in Europe and its position with regard to its partners. The …
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Join the Leading Social Network for Scientists

Research Gate is a social network that connects scientists and researchers of all disciplines. It is completely free of charge and offers a range of useful tools: – Create your own personal research file designed to resemble a research CV. It includes sections on your research interests, education, projects, experience and contact details.    –  Researchers …
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The Post-Crisis Innovation Landscape

What impact has the crisis had on innovation and R&D spending? How can innovation help to solve environmental and social threats? How are countries tackling these challenges? These are just some of the questions addressed in the OECD report “Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2009,” which aims to offer policy makers an insight into the …
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