Scientific advancements have made a huge impact in our society today and it’s worth exploring how the 10 Most Advanced Countries in Science are contributing to this progress. From medicine breakthroughs to ground-breaking researches and space explorations—all of these discoveries have helped improve the quality of our lives significantly.
We have previously listed the 10 most advanced countries in technology. Today, we’ll look at the top 10 Most Advanced Countries in Science. These countries are ranked and averaged according to the number of patents created, scientific documents published and cited, gross domestic expenditure on research and development, number of science and engineering doctorates awarded, and space science research from 2011 to 2014.
We also correlated this with the student performance of these countries in the field of math and science. The rankings showed that even though the students of certain countries performed well in science, it doesn’t guarantee that notable researches or discoveries will come from them.
According to Business Insider, Singapore is the smartest country in math and science but it didn’t make our top 10 as it only ranks 17th in the previously mentioned criteria. They also didn’t make it to Thomson Reuters’ top 20 countries in space science.
American students may rank 28th in science but they bag the top spot in most published documents, patents, citations, R&D expenditure, and PhDs. However, there were also countries with students that performed well in science that also ended up being one of the top nations making strides in sciences such as Japan and Canada.
Here are the top 10 countries that are leading in the field of science: