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SOUTH AFRICA
INDICATORS
FUNDING & INVESTMENT
Time Quantity Unit Source Last Update Rank
Research & development expenditure
2012/01/01 2012/12/31 0.73 Percent 2017/06/30 37th
HUMAN CAPITAL
Time Quantity Unit Source Last Update Rank
Population
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 56,717,156 People 2018/08/01 22th
Researchers in R&D (per million people)
2012/01/01 2012/12/31 405 People 2017/06/30 50th
SCIENCE
Time Quantity Unit Source Last Update Rank
Average citation per nano-article
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 1.59 Citation per article 2018/04/01 36th
Five year average citation per nano-article
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 7.68 Citation per article 2018/08/01 38th
Five year h-Index of nano-articles
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 52.00 -- 2018/04/10 34th
h-Index of nano-articles
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 13.00 -- 2018/04/01 26th
ISI indexed articles
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 15,966 Article 2018/04/01 27th
ISI indexed nano-articles
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 892 Article 2018/04/01 36th
Local share in nanoscience
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 5.59 Percent 2018/04/01 67th
National priority in nanoscience
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 0.60 -- 2018/04/01 67th
Number of nano-articles per GDP(ppp)
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 1.17 Article per billion $ 2018/04/01 52th
Number of nano-articles per Million people
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 15.73 Article per million people 2018/04/01 58th
Share of international collaboration in nanoscience
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 56.28 Percent 2018/01/06 83th
Total number of citations to nano-articles
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 1,417 Citation 2018/04/01 33th
INNOVATION
Time Quantity Unit Source Last Update Rank
Nanotechnology patents in EPO
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 5 Patent 2018/01/01 29th
Nanotechnology patents in German patent office (DPMA)
2015/01/01 2015/12/31 0 Patent 2015/12/31 -
Nanotechnology patents in USPTO
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 5 Patent 2018/01/01 33th
Nanotechnology published patent applications in EPO
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 0 Patent 2018/01/01 -
Nanotechnology published patent applications in German patent office (DPMA)
2015/01/01 2015/12/31 1 Patent 2015/12/31 14th
Nanotechnology published patent applications in USPTO
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 5 Patent 2018/01/01 34th
Published patent applications in EPO
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 130 Patent 2018/01/01 34th
Published patent applications in USPTO
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 168 Patent 2018/01/01 33th
Ratio of nanotechnology patents to nano-articles
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 1.68 Patents per 100 articles 2018/01/01 43th
Share of nanotechnology patent applications to total patent applications
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 1.68 Percent 2018/01/01 54th
Share of nanotechnology patents to total patents
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 5.21 Percent 2018/01/01 22th
Total patents in EPO
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 56 Patent 2018/01/01 37th
Total patents in USPTO
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 136 Patent 2018/01/01 33th
INDUSTRY
Time Quantity Unit Source Last Update Rank
GDP per Capita (ppp)
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 13,498 $ 2018/08/01 66th
Gross domestic product (GDP)
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 349,419.3 Million $ 2018/08/01 31th
Gross domestic product (ppp)
2017/01/01 2017/12/31 765,567.5 Million $ 2018/08/01 29th
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UNIVERSITIES & RESEARCH CENTERS
Name h-index Number of Articles
University of South Africa (2017) 10 139
University of Kwazulu Natal (2017) 8 119