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Which Country Has the Most Researchers?

Researchers In R&D Per mil of People (persons), 2021 or latest
Telcos & Hi-Tech | December 1, 2022
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Based on a comparison of 79 countries in 2021, South Korea ranked the highest in researchers in R&D per mil of people with 8,714 persons followed by Sweden and Denmark. On the other end of the scale was Guatemala with 14.4 persons, Myanmar with 31.9 persons and Togo with 45.6 persons.

Data for more countries are available at Researchers In R&D Per mil of People indicator page.

Researchers In R&D Per mil of People Unit 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Austria persons ... ... ... 4,948 5,019 5,372 5,388 5,639
Belgium persons 4,529 4,711 4,781 4,730 5,004
Denmark persons ... 7,311 7,528 7,847 7,670 7,636
Finland persons 7,009 6,845 6,531 6,722 6,861
Germany persons 4,321 4,744 4,862 5,077 5,217
Japan persons 5,328 5,173 5,209 5,304 5,331
Netherlands persons 4,955 4,929 5,159 5,348 5,597
New Zealand persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5,418 ... 5,104 ... ...
Norway persons ... ... 5,686 5,891 6,078 6,350 6,433
Portugal persons 3,662 3,730 4,005 4,368 4,646
Singapore persons 6,632 7,007 6,935 6,815 6,825 ...
Slovenia persons 4,147 3,814 3,914 4,479 4,845
South Korea persons 6,826 7,013 7,086 7,498 7,980
Sweden persons ... ... 6,876 6,834 7,155 7,383 7,536
Switzerland persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 5,272 ... 5,236 ... ...