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Statistical Classification of Socio-economic Objectives (The NABS Classification)
1 Exploration and exploitation of the Earth
  The exploration of the earth's crust and mantle, seas, oceans and atmosphere, and their exploitation;
  Climatic and meteorological research, polar exploration (under various headings, as appropriate) and hydrology;
  Mineral, oil and natural gas prospecting;
  Exploration and exploitation of the sea-bed;
  Earth's crust and mantle excluding sea-bed;
  Hydrology;
  Sea and oceans;
  Atmosphere.
2 Environment
  The control of pollution, aimed at the identification and analysis of the sources of pollution and their causes, and all pollutants, including their dispersal in the environment and the effects on man, species (fauna, flora, microorganisms) and biosphere;
  Development of monitoring facilities for the measurement of all kinds of pollution;
   The elimination and prevention of all forms of pollution in all types of environment;
  Protection of atmosphere and climate;
  Protection of ambient air;
  Solid waste;
  Protection of ambient water;
  Protection of soil and groundwater;
  Noise and vibration;
  Protection of species and habitats;
  Protection against natural hazards;
  Radioactive pollution.
3 Exploration and exploitation of space
  Civil space research;
  Scientific exploration of space;
  Applied research programmes;
  Launch systems;
  Space Laboratories and space travel
4 Transport, telecommunication and other infrastructures
  Infrastructure and land development, including the construction of buildings;
  The general planning of land-use;
  Protection against harmful effects in town and country planning;
  Transport systems;
  Telecommunication systems;
  General planning of Land-use;
  Construction and planning of building;
  Civil engineering;
  Water supply.
5 Energy
  The production, storage, transportation, distribution and rational use of all forms of energy;
    Processes designed to increase the efficiency of energy production and distribution;
  The study of energy conservation;
  Energy efficiency;
  CO2 capture and storage;
  Renewable energy sources;
  Nuclear fission and fusion;
  Hydrogen and fuel cells;
  Other power and storage technologies.
6 Industrial production and technology
  The improvement of industrial production and technology;
  Industrial products and their manufacturing processes;
  Increasing economic efficiency and competitiveness;
  All manufactures as defined in the NACE Rev. 2 (codes 10 to 33);
  Recycling waste (metal and non metal).
7 Health
  Protecting, promoting and restoring human health;
  Prevention, surveillance and control of communicable and noncommunicable diseases;
  Monitoring the health situation;
  Health promotion;
  Occupational health;
  Public health legislation and regulations;
  Public health management;
  Specific public health services;
  Personal health care for vulnerable and high risk populations
8 Agriculture
  The promotion of agriculture, forestry, fisheries and foodstuff production;
  Chemical fertilizers, biocides, biological pest control and the mechanization of agriculture;
  The impact of agricultural forestry activities on the environment;
  The field of developing food productivity and technology;
  Agriculture, forestry, and fishery;
  Animal and dairy science;
  Veterinary science and other agricultural sciences.
9 Education
  Education general including training, pedagogy, didactics;
    Education, special (to gifted persons, those with learning disabilities);
  Pre- and primary school;
  Secondary school;
  Post secondary non-tertiary education;
  Tertiary education;
  Subsidiary services to education.
10 Culture, recreation, religion and mass media
  The social phenomena of cultural activities, religion and leisure activities so as to define their impact on life in society;
  Racial and cultural integration and on socio-cultural changes in these areas. The concept of "culture" covers the sociology of science, religion, art, sport and leisure and also comprises interalia R&D on the media, the mastery of language and social integration, libraries, archives and external cultural policy;
  Recreational and sporting services;
  Cultural services;
  Broadcasting and publishing services;
  Religious and other community services.
11 Political and social systems, structures and processes
  The political structure of society;
  Public administration issues and economic policy;
  Regional studies and multi-level governance;
  Social change, social processes and social conflicts;
  The development of social security and social assistance systems;
  The social aspects of the organization of work;
  Gender-related social studies including discrimination and familiar problems;
  The development of methods of combating poverty at local, national and international level;
  The protection of specific population categories on the social level (immigrants, delinquents, "drop outs" etc.), on the sociological level, i.e. with regard to their way of life (young people, adults, retired people, the handicapped etc.) and on the economic level (consumers, farmers, fishermen, miners, the unemployed etc.);
  Methods of providing social assistance when sudden changes (natural, technological or social) occur in society.
12 General advancement of knowledge: R&D financed from General University Funds (GUF)
12.1 R&D related to Natural Sciences financed from GUF
  Mathematics, computer and information sciences;
  Physical sciences;
  Chemical sciences;
  Earth and related environmental sciences;
  Biological sciences;
  Other natural sciences.
12.2 R&D related to Engineering Sciences financed from GUF
  Civil engineering, electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, materials engineering, medical engineering, environmental engineering, environmental biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, nano-technology, other engineering and technologies.
12.3 R&D related to Medical Sciences financed from GUF
  Basic medicine, clinical medicine, health sciences, medical biotechnology, other medical sciences.
12.4 R&D related to Agricultural Sciences financed from GUF
  Agriculture, forestry, and fishery, animal and dairy science, veterinary science, agricultural biotechnology, other agricultural sciences.
12.5 R&D related to Social Sciences financed from GUF
  Psychology, economics and business, educational sciences, sociology, law, political science, social and economic geography, media and communications, other social sciences.
12.6 R&D related to Humanities financed from GUF
  History and archaeology, languages and literature, philosophy, ethics and religion, art (arts, history of arts, performing arts, music), other humanities.
13 General advancement of knowledge: R&D financed from other sources
13.1 R&D related to Natural Sciences financed from other sources
  Mathematics, computer and information sciences;
  Physical sciences;
  Chemical sciences;
  Earth and related environmental sciences;
  Biological sciences;
  Other natural sciences
13.2 R&D related to Engineering Sciences financed from other sources
  Civil engineering, electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, materials engineering, medical engineering, environmental engineering, environmental biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, nano-technology, other engineering and technologies
13.3 R&D related to Medical Sciences financed from other sources
  Basic medicine, clinical medicine, health sciences, medical biotechnology, other medical sciences.
13.4 R&D related to Agricultural Sciences financed from other sources
  Agriculture, forestry, and fishery, animal and dairy science, veterinary science, agricultural biotechnology, other agricultural sciences.
13.5 R&D related to Social Sciences financed from other sources
  Psychology, economics and business, educational sciences, sociology, law, political science, social and economic geography, media and communications, other social sciences
13.6 R&D related to Humanities financed from other sources
  History and archaeology, languages and literature, philosophy, ethics and religion, art (arts, history of arts, performing arts, music), other humanities.
14 Defence

 
Source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia (Classification Eurostat NABS 2007 - Nomenclature for the Analysis and Comparison of Scientific Programmes and Budget)

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