Research and analysis

Performance of the UK research base: international comparison - 2013

Assessing the performance of the UK research base compared with other countries.


This report examines how the UK research base compares internationally, and what trends may affect the UK’s future standing as a world-leading research economy.

It is the eighth report commissioned by BIS to assess the performance of the UK compared with 7 other research-intensive countries (Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the US). Where data is available, it also makes comparisons with the EU27, OECD member countries’ groups, and 3 other fast growing nations (Brazil, Russia and India).