Facts and Figures I
For several quarters in a row now, the Slovak Republic has been maintaining a substantial economic growth rate in the context of the European Union, which opens doors to further development in the sphere of science and research as well.
As a matter of fact, science and research represent a significant economic sector that has great potential for increasing the country’s rate of progress and competitiveness on international markets. It is highly important for the Slovak Republic to carry on following the example of several advanced EU economies, increasing its research and development expenditure every year so as to improve the environment and technology in the country and motivate our “brains” not to go abroad and create value at home instead.
Research and Development Expenditure According to Funding Types (thousand €)
|State resources||253 404.82||254 381.43||291 843.47||326 340.79|
|Business resources||220 664.28||245 540.83||215 715.53||232 349.22|
|Funding from abroad||109 144.60||109 748.79||158 567.07||265 642.29|
|Funding provided by private non-profit organisations||2 011.54||1 205.12||3 506.24||2 939.97|
|Total||585 225.24||610 876.18||669 632.31||927 272.29|
|Proportion of GDP spent on research and development||0.81||0.83||0.89||1.19|
Research and Development Employees by Scientific Field Between 2012 and 2015
|Natural sciences (persons)||5178||4896||5048||4730|
|Medical pharmaceutical sciences||3641||3280||3259||3292|
Research and Development Employees by Sector Between 2012 and 2015
|Private non-profit sector||107||71||65||99|