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China hides identities of top scientific recruits amidst growing US scrutiny

22 October 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Scholars fear that affiliation with the high-status Thousand Talents scheme could make them targets of FBI investigations.

China's science ministry gets power to attract more foreign scientists

23 March 2018

Hepeng Jia

Science super-ministry gains new remit to develop policies that benefit international researchers.

Companies are outsourcing discovery to external partners

26 December 2017

Smriti Mallapaty

Stepping back from in-house science, companies are relying heavily on universities and government institutions for knowledge.

Here’s what’s wrong with companies backing out of science

12 December 2017

Ashish Arora, Sharon Belenzon & Andrea Patacconi

COMMENT: The withdrawal of large US corporations from research is narrowing the scope of innovation.

The shifting corporate–academic relationship in pictures

11 December 2017

Smriti Mallapaty

Research partnerships between industry and academia have more than doubled in five years.