News archive

The top 10 countries for scientific research in 2018

1 July 2019

Bec Crew

These countries were the year's largest contributors to papers published in the past year in the 82 leading journals tracked by the Nature Index.

Japanese universities test collaboration

21 March 2019

David McNeill

Insular institutions seek ways to better accommodate international research partners.

Osaka hastens industry partnerships

23 April 2018

Ichiko Fuyuno

Osaka University bets on commercial-academic collaborations to survive.

In Japan, corporates make reluctant partners

20 December 2017

Ichiko Fuyuno

The Japanese government wants to lure more industry funding into universities, but companies need to be convinced they’ll get value.

Can Japan halt the decline?

16 March 2016

Nicky Phillips