Lecture by American Ambassador James B. Foley at the RBI
We invite you to attend a lecture by the Ambassador of the United States of America, His Excellency James B. Foley, entitled “U.S. Science and Innovation Policies – from Research to Prosperity", to be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, in the auditorium of Wing III of the Ruđer Bošković Institute, Bijenička 54.
The United States is the leading world power in the areas of science and technology. In research and development, the United States accounts for 40 percent of total world consumption, publishes 63 percent of the most cited publications, is where 30 out of the 40 leading world universities are located and employs 70 percent of the living Nobel laureates. The United States produces 38 percent of the patented new technologies in the OECD countries and employs 37 percent of the researchers from these countries.
American scientific and innovative strategies are based upon the ongoing recognition that science, technology, education and innovation are of strategic importance for the continued prosperity of the United States. President Barack Obama has announced a strategic increase in funding for research and development in his 2013 budget, with strong emphasis on education in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.