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High percentage of researchers working in Iceland

Eurostat, the statistical service for the EU, recently reported that Iceland and Finland have the highest percentage of researchers and research and development personnel relative to employment in a study that included the EU nations and several other nations including Iceland, Norway, Turkey, Russia and Japan.

In 2003, 2.24% of all persons employed in Iceland worked as researchers. For the same time period, the percentage of R&D personnel at the EU – 25 level was 1.44% of total employment. Within the business sector in Iceland researchers accounted for 0.81% of the total employment in 2003. Within the business sector in the EU the average percentage of R&D personnel was 0.35%.

To read the Eurostat report click here.

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