Table 2-14
Asian recipients of U.S. S&E doctorates, by field and country/economy of origin: 1991–2011
 
Field Asia China India South Korea Taiwan
 
All fields 174,538   68,104   30,985 28,898 21,307
S&E 150,963 63,341 27,787 22,400 16,997
Engineering 54,831 20,823 12,144 8,779 7,294
Science 96,132 42,518 15,643 13,621 9,703
Agricultural sciences 5,296 1,804 727 831 630
Biological sciences 27,276 14,326 4,760 2,746 2,753
Computer sciences 8,400 3,312 2,346 1,017 855
Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences 3,063 1,737 324 377 286
Mathematics 7,356 4,068 782 1,017 639
Medical/other health sciences 5,226 1,342 1,232 654 936
Physical sciences 22,155 11,947 3,145 2,561 1,684
Psychology 2,213 485 320 462 350
Social sciences 15,147 3,497 2,007 3,956 1,570
Non-S&E 23,575 4,763 3,198 6,498 4,310
 

NOTES: Data include permanent and temporary residents. Asia includes Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Spratly Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, special tabulations (2012) of the Survey of Earned Doctorates, 2011.

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