“Emerging world on science fast-track”

“The global balance of science is shifting fast, as research powerhouses emerge in the developing world to challenge the traditional scientific leaders in North America, Europe and Japan”, reports a news item in the Financial Times, published 28th of March 2011.

According to the article, “[a]lthough the scientific rise of China, India and Brazil has been well-documented, a new study by the Royal Society, Britain’s national academy of science, identifies other ‘rapidly emerging scientific nations not traditionally associated with a strong science base’. ” The study identifies several of the “newcomers” as coming from “the Islamic world”.


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