Nature Index 

Science cities 2022

This Index looks at the policy, politics and science behind the world’s leading cities for output of high quality research. China fares well; Beijing continues to lead the pack and Shanghai is in 3rd place. The United States, however, managed to keep hold of the other three spots in the top five, buoyed by a strong performance in the life sciences, thanks to the development of COVID-19 vaccines in the greater Boston area.

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