OECD reviews of national education policies provide a well-established means for member countries to engage their peers in reviewing their country’s policies. This report was prepared at the invitation of the Swiss authorities. It is divided into two parts: a background report, prepared by the Swiss authorities, and the OECD examiners’ report. The Swiss university system is of a high international standard. It is complemented by a
Complex societies and education systems require a sound knowledge base for teachers and policy makers. In contrast to other sectors such as the health sector, there has not been huge scientific progress in the education sector. While education researchers have contributed much to the improved understanding of problems in education, training and learning, they have often been criticized for not producing sufficient knowledge for
This paper examines the factors that have contributed to the growing popularity of R&D spending targets and analyses in more detail the economic and structural consequences of achieving the increased levels of R&D spending.
This paper provides input and a framework for a broader discussion of the identification of user needs that should inform the development of biotechnology statistics and indicators.
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Promoting equity through ICT is one of the most important issues any educational government has to handle while developing computer culture in schools. In order to realise this objective, we need a model of the eLearner of the first decade of the new millennium. This “digital student” is similar and at the same time very different from those we encounter in the classrooms of today.
OECD countries are increasingly referred to as "network societies". This brings to the fore questions about educational networks: to what extent can they replace cumbersome bureaucracies as forms of management and as sources of innovation and pro...
This document reports findings regarding the use of patents data for understanding various dimensions of technical change in health-related areas.
To meet a continuing growth in demand for learning, OECD countries seek to provide a wider array of education and training opportunities for learners in their earliest years through adult life. There are also pressures to ensure that resources ar...
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This report on education in Moldova has been prepared within the framework of the Centre for Co-operation with Non-Members (CCNM) of the OECD as part of its programme of co-operation with the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe.
This paper seeks to improve understanding of the links between innovation and competition policy. It is intended to help countries identify ways in which they can design and implement policies that best promote innovation while protecting against anti-competitive behaviour.