Table 2-12
Asian recipients of U.S. S&E doctorates, by field and country/economy of origin: 1989–2009
 
Field Asia   China   India South Korea Taiwan
 
All fields 183,457   61,888   27,981 28,079 22,095
S&E 157,306   57,705   24,809 21,846 17,848
Engineering 58,557   18,802   10,962 8,490 7,856
Science 98,749   38,903   13,847 13,356 9,992
Agricultural sciences 5,905   1,726   632 838 678
Biological sciences 26,526   13,107   3,998 2,613 2,730
Computer sciences 8,462   2,831   2,147 937 916
Earth/atmospheric/ocean sciences 3,132   1,627   273 371 301
Mathematics 7,534   3,677   709 977 677
Medical/other life sciences 5,267   1,174   1,071 591 893
Physical sciences 22,581   11,220   2,851 2,627 1,867
Psychology 2,423   422   300 413 320
Social sciences 16,919   3,119   1,866 3,989 1,610
Non-S&E 26,151   4,183   3,172 6,233 4,247
 

NOTE: Includes permanent and temporary residents.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, special tabulations (2010) of Survey of Earned Doctorates.

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