Table 2-16
North American, South American, and Middle Eastern recipients of U.S. S&E doctorates, by field and region/country of origin: 1991–2011
 
North and South Americaa   Middle Eastb
Field All
countries
Canada Mexico Brazil All
countries
Turkey Iran Jordan
 
All fields 28,759 11,329 4,458 3,904 19,660 7,257 3,290 2,012
S&E 21,634 7,511 3,717 3,168 16,169 6,138 3,079 1,737
Engineering 4,331 1,098 866 750 7,118 2,728 1,800 783
Science 17,303 6,413 2,851 2,418 9,051 3,410 1,279 954
Agricultural sciences 2,037 263 578 422 627 256 68 84
Biological sciences 4,114 1,614 593 543 1,603 511 300 173
Computer sciences 733 253 112 174 924 348 120 91
Earth/atmospheric/ocean sciences 780 254 140 133 264 109 29 14
Mathematics 1,058 342 204 164 741 299 138 83
Medical/other health sciences 1,030 556 98 172 563 55 66 148
Physical sciences 2,058 903 315 162 1,482 592 322 187
Psychology 1,270 897 84 80 442 123 38 8
Social sciences 4,223 1,331 727 568 2,405 1,117 198 166
Non-S&E 7,125 3,818 741 736 3,491 1,119 211 275
 

a North America includes Bermuda, Canada, and Mexico; South America includes Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
b Middle East includes Bahrain, Gaza Strip, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, West Bank, and Yemen.

NOTE: Data include permanent and temporary residents.

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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