Researchers in R&D per mil of people reached 4,730 persons in 2017 in Belgium, according to World Bank. This is 5.85 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, researchers in R&D per mil of people in Belgium reached an all time high of 5,023 persons in 2018 and an all time low of 2,462 persons in 1996. When compared to Belgium's main peers, researchers in R&D per mil of people in France amounted to 4,561 persons, 5,077 persons in Germany, 4,960 persons in Luxembourg and 4,887 persons in Netherlands in 2017.
Belgium has been ranked 16th within the group of 79 countries we follow in terms of researchers in R&D per mil of people, 1 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Researchers in R&D are professionals engaged in the conception or creation of new knowledge, products, processes, methods, or systems and in the management of the projects concerned.