Table 2-7
European and North American recipients of U.S. S&E doctorates, by field and region/country of origin: 1987–2007
 
  Europea   North America
Field All
countries
Western Scandinavia Central/
Eastern
  All
countries
Canada Mexico
 
All fields 36,073 23,527 2,083 10,463   14,443 10,363 4,028
S&E 27,937 17,168 1,586 9,183   10,111 6,676 3,413
Engineering 5,563 3,588 286 1,689   1,725 933 792
Science 22,374 13,580 1,300 7,494   8,386 5,743 2,621
Agricultural sciences 802 590 61 151   832 264 568
Biological sciences 4,121 2,580 237 1,304   1,951 1,378 565
Computer sciences 1,423 815 74 534   299 211 87
Earth, atmospheric,
and ocean sciences
1,053 720 83 250   369 229 138
Mathematics 2,820 1,284 107 1,429   498 313 184
Medical/other life sciences 630 488 71 71   603 508 93
Physical sciences 5,708 2,902 221 2,585   1,106 823 281
Psychology 1,047 803 103 141   912 822 85
Social sciences 4,770 3,398 343 1,029   1,816 1,195 620
Non-S&E 8,136 6,359 497 1,280   4,332 3,687 615
 

aSee figure 2-19 notes for countries included in Western Europe, Scandinavia, and Central/Eastern Europe.

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).

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