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Shenzhen and Guangzhou fight it out for top campuses

15 November 2017

Hepeng Jia

The upstart wants to copy its neighbour's academic success.

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.

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.

The 7 ingredients for building a science city

30 October 2017

Nature Index

What does it take to create a metropolis of knowledge and innovation?

Spain's science rivalry

27 October 2017

Monica G. Salomone

Barcelona lures scientists while Madrid is bound by bureaucracy.

On the biotech block

26 October 2017

Alexandra Ossola

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.

Where the streets are paved with ideas

24 October 2017

Richard Florida

COMMENT: Most of the world's research and entrepreneurship is concentrated in a few megacities.


Destination Daejeon

20 October 2017

Mark Zastrow

A focus on basic research is shifting scientific resources from Seoul to South Korea's central city.


Metropolis of minds

19 October 2017

Smriti Mallapaty

Nature Index 2017 Science Cities looks at the challenges for established science cities and highlights some rising hotspots.