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SET Statistics - Science, engineering and technology indicators

'SET Statistics' is a summary of key science, engineering and technology indicators and is prepared in collaboration with the Office for National Statistics.

It aims to:

  • Provide a historical analysis of the Government financing of Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) activities in the UK
  • Describe the relationship between the funders and performers of Research and Development (R&D) in the UK (Government, higher education, business enterprise, charities and overseas)
  • Report on business enterprise R&D expenditure
  • Summarise key data on output and employment of science graduates and postgraduates, and other employment data
  • Show how the UK compares with other G7 countries.

Minister responsible

David Willetts is the minister responsible for this policy area. Sign up for email alerts


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