Table 2-6
Asian recipients of U.S. S&E doctorates, by field and country/economy of origin: 1987–2007
 
Field Asia China India South
Korea
Taiwan
 
All fields 168,627 53,665 24,386 26,402 22,577
S&E 143,927 50,220 21,354 20,549 18,523
Engineering 53,621 16,183 9,419 7,965 8,332
Science 90,306 34,037 11,935 12,584 10,191
Agricultural sciences 5,746 1,562 534 807 727
Biological sciences 23,637 11,532 3,240 2,386 2,701
Computer sciences 7,186 2,166 1,791 849 959
Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences 2,947 1,461 230 367 319
Mathematics 6,888 3,184 641 921 700
Medical/other life sciences 4,621 992 888 492 819
Physical sciences 21,162 10,181 2,606 2,561 2,038
Psychology 2,198 350 265 369 308
Social sciences 15,921 2,609 1,740 3,832 1,620
Non-S&E 24,700 3,445 3,032 5,853 4,054
 

NOTE: Foreign doctorate recipients include permanent and temporary residents.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Earned Doctorates, special tabulations (2009).

Science and Engineering Indicators 2010