2 January 2018
Phillip Phan & Dean Wong
COMMENT: Life science companies are missing out on the benefits of open innovation.
28 December 2017
Five scientists discuss the reasons they moved to an industry lab.
26 December 2017
Stepping back from in-house science, companies are relying heavily on universities and government institutions for knowledge.
20 December 2017
18 December 2017
12 December 2017
Ashish Arora, Sharon Belenzon & Andrea Patacconi
11 December 2017
Research partnerships between industry and academia have more than doubled in five years.
8 December 2017
7 December 2017
28 November 2017
Undergraduate research programmes are expensive, and the benefits can be hard to measure.
24 November 2017
Key investments in people and infrastructure have turned Illinois into a state of substance.
16 November 2017
COMMENT: National initiatives that track people, rather than papers, will lead to better science in the United States.
15 November 2017
The upstart wants to copy its neighbour's academic success.
13 November 2017
10 November 2017
Scott Andes and Daniel Correa
Even if the biggest cuts since World War II don't eventuate, alternative funding sources must be found.
8 November 2017
For centuries a hub of ideas and trade, London is embracing ambitious developments to boost research and local connections, despite the uncertainty caused by Brexit.
7 November 2017
3 November 2017
2 November 2017
At the current pace, China could overtake the US as the global science leader within a decade.
1 November 2017
China's political and economic centres connect on a scientific level.
30 October 2017
What does it take to create a metropolis of knowledge and innovation?
27 October 2017
Monica G. Salomone
Barcelona lures scientists while Madrid is bound by bureaucracy.
26 October 2017
New York's expensive office and lab spaces have deterred innovative life science firms, but with growing support for start-ups, the scene is changing.
24 October 2017
COMMENT: Most of the world's research and entrepreneurship is concentrated in a few megacities.
20 October 2017
A focus on basic research is shifting scientific resources from Seoul to South Korea's central city.
19 October 2017
Nature Index 2017 Science Cities looks at the challenges for established science cities and highlights some rising hotspots.
26 September 2017
29 August 2017
25 August 2017
Branwen Morgan & Annabel McGilvray
18 August 2017
An analysis of the biggest industry influencers in four charts.
10 August 2017
For the love of discovery, a biochemist freely shared the research which laid the groundwork for widely-used drugs.
21 July 2017
The country's research contribution is continuing to overtake other nations.
14 July 2017
COMMENT: Fierce public debate over GM food has put pressure on Chinese researchers to engage with the public about their work.
11 July 2017
China's growing economy is also fueling an increased demand for psychologists in the country.
30 June 2017
Psychology is an increasingly relevant discipline as the destabilizing effects of rapid social change take hold in China.
20 June 2017
The region's natural and cultural bounty are making researchers worldwide take notice.
15 June 2017
Open science has made progress in China, but there is room for improvement.
2 June 2017
The industrial city of Changchun is losing young researchers to more prosperous cities in the south.
29 May 2017
The country is casting a wider net for excellence in higher education.
25 May 2017
Can the country maintain its growth in high-quality science?
10 May 2017
Although government efforts to encourage innovation face significant obstacles.
18 April 2017
The university's president talks about the need for Japanese universities to stay competitive on the international stage.
11 April 2017
It was the first Japanese university to establish a venture capital firm.
7 April 2017
30 March 2017
24 March 2017
Despite being among the top science nations, Japan's publication output has stalled over the past decade.
23 March 2017
The country's research output is falling behind other dominant science nations.
23 March 2017
2 December 2016
An encounter helped kick-start the development of new cancer drugs.
30 November 2016
Proximity is just one factor driving the high number of collaborations between top performing institutes in the same city.
29 November 2016
Uncertainty surrounding Britain’s future in EU research may be damaging science.
18 November 2016
17 November 2016
The Japanese capital is a hub of local research collaborations.
17 November 2016
Paris excels in intra-city collaborations but needs to look beyond its borders to increase research performance.
15 November 2016
A new program is encouraging climate change research partnerships between two research powerhouses.
31 October 2016
New Zealand universities are building an international reputation for high-quality research.
28 October 2016
James Mitchell Crow
There's not much separating the top three Australian universities with the highest contributions to the index in 2015.
27 October 2016
Assessing the research performance of universities is a difficult pursuit.
27 October 2016
Australia's two largest cities strive to attract the best researchers and produce science that makes a difference.
25 October 2016
Significant state government investment along with philanthropic largesse has helped drive Brisbane's research performance.
2 September 2016
The country's output of earth and environment science papers is growing.
26 August 2016
Nicky Phillips and Larissa Kogleck
Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars seeks to pinpoint the ascendant performers of science.
23 August 2016
The country has the world's highest per capita investment in science and technology
3 August 2016
Mark Zastrow, James Mitchell Crow
Chemistry research was a significant driver of the performance for several institutions.
28 July 2016
Undaunted by the scientific dominance of historic global big-hitters, some of the world's less prominent research nations are carving out a niche and making a strong impact.
26 July 2016
China is a growing source of the world's top science
22 July 2016
A significant rise in chemistry research makes India a Nature Index 2016 Rising Star.
21 July 2016
The institutions to watch.
5 April 2016
A handful of influential professors are behind research partnerships between Russia and Brazil.