PublISHED ON 21 September 2018

UpDATED ON 23 November 2018

The Swedish Research Barometer 2017

The Swedish Research Barometer is a recurrent report aimed at providing an overall description of Swedish research and development (R&D) in international comparison. The emphasis is on research within the Swedish higher education sector.

Research from three perspectives

  • Funding – how much money is spent on research and development?
  • Personnel – what is the composition of research personnel?
  • Research results – how big an impact does the research have?

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Focus on the higher education sector

The Swedish Research Barometer describes the development of research and development (R&D) in Sweden compared with other countries. We first describe the overall Swedish research system, and how Sweden performs as a research nation compared with a selection of other countries. Thereafter we focus on research at Swedish higher education institutions.

Statistics from several sources

The Swedish Research Barometer 2017 gathers together statistics, primarily from Statistics Sweden, the Swedish Higher Education Authority, OECD and the databases e-CORDA and Web of Science. We also base it on our own up-to-date reports and analyses.

So far, we have produced the Swedish Research Barometer for the years 2016 and 2017. The next Research Barometer is planned for 2019, and we plan to publish it every two years thereafter.

The authors of the Swedish Research Barometer 2017

  • Marianne Wikgren
  • Henrik Aldberg
  • Jonas Gurell
  • Marianne Hall
  • Stina Gerdes Barriere
  • Gustav Hansson

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