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EXPENDITURE ON R&D
HUMAN RESOURCES DEVOTED TO R&D
Human resources devoted to R&D in Australia in 2000 by higher education organisations was estimated to be 46,287 person years. This represented an increase of 2% over 1998 and an average annual rate of growth of 3.4% since 1992.
RESOURCES DEVOTED TO R&D
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(a) The reference year for chain volume measures is 2000. See paragraph 15 of the Explanatory Notes for details.
PURPOSE OF RESEARCH
Most R&D expenditure by higher education organisations was directed towards Society ($1,123m or 40%) and Economic development ($795m or 29%).
Medical and health sciences ($668m or 24%), Biological sciences ($325m or 12%), Engineering and technology ($309m or 11%) and Agricultural, veterinary and environmental sciences ($205m or 7%) were major fields of research by higher education organisations.
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