For the last eight years in the Nikolaev area the tendency to increase in number of experts of the top skills with scientific degrees of the doctor and the candidate of science is traced.
So, for the end of 2008 in the organizations and at the enterprises of our area 1094 experts of the top skills worked with scientific degree, among which 113 doctors and 981 candidates of science. In comparison with 2000 the total number of experts grew more than half.
Generally the intellectual potential of Nikolayevshchina is concentrated at the higher school where according to Head department of statistics for 2008, combined scientific and pedagogical activity of 85,6% of all scientists of area. In the scientific organizations 5,2% of scientists, the others - worked at the industrial enterprises, in proyektno - the design organizations, healthcare institutions, and also in banking institutions and administrative structures only.
As well as in the previous year, three quarters of doctors and every ninth candidate of science worked as managers and professors as a part of chairs of higher educational institutions.
For the significant contribution to science development the highest academic statuses of the academician and the corresponding member were awarded to 30 doctors of science (26,5% of their total number) and to 24 candidates (2,4%).
It should be noted that some years the increase in number of women among experts with scientific degree is observed. For October 1, 2008 their number made more than a third of all scientific shots.
As for age brackets, average age of experts of the top skills with a scientific doctor's degree last year made 62 years, and the candidate - 52 years.