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NSF Director Subra Suresh, President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology,
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Slide title: Top 10 Countries/Economies of Foreign Citizenship for U.S. Doctorate Recipients: Total, 1999-2009

Slide image: Bar graph showing the top ten foreign sources of U.S. doctorate recipients from 1999 to 2009. The total number of doctorate recipients (in thousands) includes S&E fields, as well as non-S&E fields. The top country is China, which includes Hong Kong, with 35,520 doctorate recipients (S&E fields: 32,973, Non-S&E fields: 2,547). The other countries or economies are the following in descending order:
India (14,505; S&E fields: 13,266; Non-S&E fields: 1,239)
South Korea (14,051; S&E fields: 10,824; Non-S&E fields: 3,227)
Taiwan (7,769; S&E fields: 5,572; Non-S&E fields: 2,197)
Canada (4,958; S&E fields: 3,455; Non-S&E fields: 1,503)
Turkey (4,403; S&E fields: 3,658; Non-S&E fields: 745 )
Thailand (3,286; S&E fields: 2,802; Non-S&E fields: 484 )
Japan (2,651; S&E fields: 1,935; Non-S&E fields: 716)
Mexico (2,322; S&E fields: 1,965; Non-S&E fields: 357) and
Germany (2,196; S&E fields: 1,698; Non-S&E fields: 498)

Slide image source: Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities 2009; www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf11306

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