Which Country Has the Most Researchers?

Researchers In R&D Per mil of People (persons), 2017 or latest
Telcos & Hi-Tech | May 17, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 90 countries in 2017, Denmark ranked the highest in researchers in R&D per mil of people with 7,515 persons followed by Sweden and South Korea. On the other end of the scale was Dem. Republic of the Congo with 10.6 persons, Myanmar with 15.3 persons and Guatemala with 22.2 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 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Austria persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,350 4,387 4,661 4,713 4,938
Belgium persons 3,733 3,876 4,114 4,157 4,530
Denmark persons ... ... 6,739 7,018 7,144 7,072 7,311
Finland persons ... 7,720 7,423 7,476 7,210 7,011
Germany persons 4,055 4,185 4,347 4,362 4,319
Iceland persons ... ... ... ... ... 6,983 ... 5,651 ...
Ireland persons 3,064 3,275 3,474 3,598 4,423
Japan persons 5,103 5,110 5,033 5,147 5,329
Luxembourg persons ... ... ... ... ... ... 5,145 5,445 4,340 4,596 4,726
Netherlands persons 3,219 3,665 4,362 4,553 4,513
Norway persons ... ... ... ... 5,414 5,503 5,555 5,576 5,688
South Korea persons 5,330 5,808 6,318 6,415 6,856
Sweden persons ... ... ... ... 5,251 5,145 5,165 6,676 6,878
Switzerland persons ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 4,456 ... ... ...
United Kingdom persons 4,053 3,939 3,987 4,141 4,254