Test your knowledge of current trends in science governance around the world?
A quiz based on the UNESCO Science Report 2015
1. Which of these statements is false?
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2. Why did research spending progress in industrialized countries between 2007 and 2013, despite the economic crisis?
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3. Governments in developing countries were able to raise their own commitment to research between 2007 and 2013, thanks mainly to:
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4. In 2013, the G20 grouped two-thirds of the global population and what share of global research spending?
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5. Among the G20, which two countries increased their world share of research spending by the greatest margin between 2009 and 2013?
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6. Which country accounted for 28% of global research spending and 17% of the world's researchers in 2012?
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7. In which country did firms report a drop in innovation activity between 2008 and 2011?
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8. Which country is on track to raise its spending on research from 1.4% to 2.5% of GDP between 2006 and 2020?
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9. Which country aims to devote 5% of GDP to research and development by 2017, which would make it the world leader for this indicator (and was at 4.2% by 2013)?
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10. Taken together, inventors from the USA, Japan, European Union, Republic of Korea and China represented what share of triadic patents (i.e. simultaneous applications to the three main patent offices for the same invention) in 2012:
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11. Which country has the stated goal of becoming Asia’s innovation capital?
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12. Which of the following African economic communities adopted a regional Policy for Science and Technology in 2011?
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13. Who said in 2013 that ‘It is evident… that our region would find it more difficult by far to address its immense current and prospective challenges, unless its governments and peoples embrace strongly a more mature, more profound regionalism.’
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14. Who said in 2014 that ‘scientific evolution will be achieved by criticism … and the expression of different ideas…. We have to have a relationship with the world, not only in foreign policy but also with regard to the economy, science and technology’?
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15. Who called for a widening of import substitution programmes in May 2014 to reduce the country’s dependence on technological imports?
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16. Which country plans to host 200,000 foreign university students by 2020?
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17. Horizon 2020 is:
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18. Were the United Kingdom to adopt the ‘Norwegian model’ upon exiting the European Union (EU), it would:
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19. In India, three industries accounted for more than half of business research expenditure in 2020:
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20. Which of the following countries has experienced prolonged slow economic growth that has eroded investor confidence and made firms averse to risk-taking and augmenting research budgets and salaries?
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