The Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) was commissioned by the Royal Academy of Engineering to examine the impact of engineering on economic development on a global scale.
The resulting report, the first of this scale which includes data from 99 countries, uses a comprehensive selection of indicators to calculate a new ‘Engineering Index’: a measure of the engineering strength of different countries.
Sweden tops the new Engineering Index, which ranks countries by their engineering strength
The UK is ranked 14th on the Index, above the US
India and Vietnam identified as future engineering hotspots
Developing economies such as Myanmar and Honduras have the highest proportion of female engineering graduates worldwide