Reproduction of Human Resours in Science in Bulgaria (Year 2007)

Iskra Arsenova

Abstract

 Investment in education should provide large pools of doctoral graduates, to ensure a proper take-up of knowledge and innovation in the wider economy and to guarantee a sufficient number of qualified personnel to carry out R&D. The analysis of Bulgarian reproduction of the human resource in science shows that the trend and evolution since 2000 are more positive in relation to education inflows of for the PhD students and graduated than for R&D researchers. The most significant change since 2000 has been the decrease of the number of researchers, the increase of the age especially of the professors and doctors of science. Bulgarian government must understand that the innovation of economic can be seen as the result of a process of investment in “human capital”.