Research and analysis

Performance of the UK research base: international comparison, 2016

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



This report assess the performance of the UK compared with 7 other research-intensive countries (Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the US). It also makes comparsions with 4 other fast-growing nations (Brazil, India, Russia and South Korea), and international benchmarks.

The report provides information on:

  • research inputs - research funding and expenditure
  • human capital - numbers and mobility of researchers
  • research outputs - number of journal articles published and citations received
  • knowledge exchange
Published 12 October 2017