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The top subjects in the top 5 countries in the Nature Index

8 October 2019

Gemma Conroy

Playing to their strengths. 

The fastest-rising institutions by country for scientific research

26 September 2019

Gemma Conroy

These are the ones to watch.

These 10 American universities dominated life sciences in 2018

19 September 2019

Nature Index

These academic institutions in the US made the biggest contributions to the discipline in the Nature Index.

South Korea’s ‘Nobel prize project’ gets overhaul

18 September 2019

Mark Zastrow

The Institute for Basic Science has been rocked by accusations of financial mismanagement over the past year.

The top universities in the best countries for scientific research

17 September 2019

Nature Index

The world's best.

Times Higher Education releases its World University Rankings 2020

12 September 2019

Bec Crew

The United States dominates, but cracks are showing.

The top 5 healthcare institutions for scientific research in 2018

27 August 2019

Bec Crew

The largest contributors to papers published in leading journals tracked by the Nature Index from the healthcare sector in 2018.

Government funding will be tied to uni performance from 2020

21 August 2019

Emmaline Bexley

How will performance-based funding shake out for Australian universities?

The top 10 government institutions in 2018

20 August 2019

Nature Index

These government institutions were the largest contributors to papers published in the 82 leading journals tracked by the Nature Index in 2018.

Alaska governor halves massive funding cut to state university system

15 August 2019

Jonathan Lambert

Researchers at the University of Alaska still face possibility of layoffs.

"No one is immune": Alaska’s scientists despair over plan to shrink state universities

14 August 2019

Jonathan Lambert

The University of Alaska’s governing board plans to consolidate campuses to cope with a 40% cut in state funding.

Snapshot: The University of Tokyo – Asia’s star in the reputation ranks

23 July 2019

Bec Crew

The top-ranked university outside the US and UK for reputation.

University of California’s showdown with Elsevier aims to change scholarly publishing for good

18 July 2019

MacKenzie Smith

The high-stakes standoff that the world's universities are watching.

Why can't British universities be more like New York University?

10 July 2019

David Payne

Former minister reveals thwarted hopes and the limits of political interference.