Science and Technology
Sweden is among the leading research nations in the world. Being an advanced industrial nation, research plays a key role for the economic development as well as for the society at large.
Altogether, the public and the private sector in Sweden allocate nearly four per cent of GDP to research & development (R&D), which makes Sweden one the countries that invest most in R&D. The standard of Swedish research is high and in a number of important fields Sweden is a world leader. Sweden tops European comparative statistics both in terms of research investments as a percentage of GDP and in the number of published scientific works per capita.