How important are Universities in creating R&D and contributing to national innovation? A recent report by the Asia Development Bank highlights the differences between countries in Emerging Asia and developed country averages.
- Most countries in Asia have a low Higher Education contribution relative to developed countries, suggesting that scientific research at University level remains a fraction of developed countries.
- Chinese R&D is largely driven by the business sector.
- Indian higher education contributes one-sixth the level of the developed world to R&D, with government the main lever. Indonesia is also highly reliant on government R&D.
R&D Performance by Sector (as % Total Value)