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Career mobility: Researchers change places to progress

1 April 2019

Smriti Mallapaty (Data analysis by Rodrigo Costas Comesana)

Moving countries to further a career in science has its benefits, but it isn’t an option for everyone.

Japan's global connectors boost scientific research collaboration

24 March 2019

Catherine Armitage, David McNeill & Smriti Mallapaty

Six scientists whose transformative work reaches across borders.

Japan weighs the value of imported academics

2 August 2018

Futao Huang

Foreign faculty in Japan are less productive than their local counterparts on many measures, but better connected to global collaborations. 

Annual tables 2018: China and Japan lead in chemistry

19 July 2018

Gemma Conroy

Institutions in China and Japan dominate the chemistry top 10 in the Nature Index.

Pillars of a smart society: From blockchain to surgical robots

18 April 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Across the scientific fields, Japanese researchers are bringing together the virtual and real worlds.

AI engineers, data scientists - Japan needs you

10 April 2018

Tim Hornyak

Japan's vision of a high-tech, 'super-smart' society relies on sustained investment to arrest scientific decline.

United States and South Korea the world’s biggest science novelty acts

21 February 2018

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Tool that tallies engagement with new biomedical concepts seeks to reward novelty.

The rise and rise of Chinese universities

7 February 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

China climbs the THE Asian university rankings, but Singapore is still first.

The secrets of Switzerland’s surprisingly high citations success

24 January 2018

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

Small countries have an outsized presence among the scientific elite.

Singaporean research continues to dominate in some fields

23 August 2016

Tim Hornyak

The country has the world's highest per capita investment in science and technology

The right formula: chemistry the key to leaders’ research performance

3 August 2016

Mark Zastrow, James Mitchell Crow

Chemistry research was a significant driver of the performance for several institutions.

China's diaspora key to science collaborations

23 June 2016

Peng Tian

Links formed by mainland China's large scientific diaspora and its increasing output of high-quality research make it an emerging centre of international collaboration.