Today, Europe (along with the United States and Japan) is one of the three major international players in science and uses its large resources of funding, scientific infrastructure, and personnel to produce substantial outputs in terms of publications, patents, and Nobel Prizes. As both science and science communication have become increasingly globalized, Europe's contemporary role has become increasingly visible outside Europe, as well as within it. In addition, the European Union (EU) has made important efforts to study the science–society interface and to improve communication between European scientists and the European public to ensure that public awareness keeps pace with rapid scientific and technological development.

Without disregarding the great achievements in mathematics and astronomy in ancient Egyptian and Asian cultures, it is legitimate to say that ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles