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Luck of the draw

7 May 2018

Dorothy Bishop

Funders should assign research grants via a lottery system to reduce human bias, says Dorothy Bishop.

Q&A Trish Greenhalgh: Linear impact narratives encourage easy science

19 April 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

The REF’s approach to impact incentivizes research that can be obviously linked to outcomes.

International collaborations growing exponentially

19 January 2018

Dalmeet Singh Chawla

More countries are taking part in cross-border partnerships, but inequality remains.

Europe opens arms to post-Brexit research migrants

8 November 2017

Anna Petherick

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.

Michael Sporn: A legacy of greater knowledge

10 August 2017

Elie Dolgin

For the love of discovery, a biochemist freely shared the research which laid the groundwork for widely-used drugs.

UK-Indonesia partnership grows out of a conversation

27 July 2017

Dyna Rochmyaningsih

An encounter between two visiting social scientists at the University of Oxford was the catalyst for a unique partnership.

UK-India research collaborations threatened by decline in student enrolments

15 March 2017

Anthea Lacchia

Years of groundwork underpins rise in research collaborations. 

Brexit uncertainty disrupting EU-UK research

29 November 2016

Mark Peplow

Uncertainty surrounding Britain’s future in EU research may be damaging science.

Rising stars: from zero to national hero

21 July 2016

Mark Zastrow

The institutions to watch.

How Brexit may impact Britain's top research universities

30 June 2016

Nicky Phillips

Some UK universities may be affected more than others.

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.

Top research universities in the UK

9 June 2016

Nicky Phillips

A new chapter in an old rivalry

Ten institutions that dominated science in 2015

20 April 2016

Sarah O'Meara

The top 10 institutions in the Nature Index are the largest contributors to papers published in 68 leading journals in 2015