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The top rising stars in the Nature Index

5 October 2018

Anja Krieger et al.

Although China leads the pack, fast-moving institutions are building their research reputations the world over.

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.

China and the United States are science sweethearts

14 February 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

It's hard to believe, but the two largest rivals for global science leadership, are also the closest companions.

Beijing and Shanghai are in a league of their own

1 November 2017

Hepeng Jia

China's political and economic centres connect on a scientific level.

Search for industry partners heats up in China's chemistry hotspot

2 June 2017

Peng Tian

The industrial city of Changchun is losing young researchers to more prosperous cities in the south. 

Does proximity play a role in science collaborations?

30 November 2016

Neil Savage

Proximity is just one factor driving the high number of collaborations between top performing institutes in the same city.