Nature Index

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    Although China leads the pack, fast-moving institutions are building their research reputations the world over.

    • Anja Krieger
    • , Bianca Nogrady
    • , Neil Savage
    •  & Mark Zastrow
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    Strength in different sectors, subjects and regions contributes to a country's success.

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    The young universities whose growth in high-quality research surpasses their peers.

    • Gemma Conroy
    • , Smriti Mallapaty
    • , Sarah O’Meara
    •  & T. V. Padma
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    Scientists are under increasing pressure to perform a variety of tasks earlier in their careers.

    • Smriti Mallapaty
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    Even sophisticated, data-driven models of academic careers have trouble forecasting the highs and lows.

    • Smriti Mallapaty
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    These newcomers are making their mark in science across the disciplines.

    • Catherine Armitage
    • , Katherine Bourzac
    • , Elie Dolgin
    •  & Smriti Mallapaty
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    The global proliferation of Earth and environmental datasets opens new avenues for discovery.

    • Neil Savage
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    By modelling the course of climate change, scientists are building an arsenal to prepare for its impact.

    • Katherine Bourzac
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    Collaboration following the Fukushima disaster led to discoveries that could improve management of bluefin tuna.

    • Smriti Mallapaty
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    A mutually beneficial collaboration between a water company and a small applied science university yields an innovative and sustainable treatment.

    • Jack Leeming
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    Top 5 Earth and environmental science articles by Altmetric Score from 2012 to 2017.

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    Interdisciplinary encounters across the geosciences are yielding new insights into the workings of Earth and beyond.

    • Sarah DeWeerdt
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    Academic reward structures discourage the pursuit of vital research.

    • Richard Kingsford
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    A description of the terminology and methodology used in this supplement, and a guide to the functionality available free online at natureindex.com

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    Urgent environmental problems central to national well-being jostle for the attention of China’s scientists as they strive to produce research with global prestige.

    • Hepeng Jia
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    International collaborations are rising, but not enough to put Japan on the international researcher circuit.

    • Daniel Hurst
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    Japan's vision of a high-tech, 'super-smart' society relies on sustained investment to arrest scientific decline.

    • Tim Hornyak
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    A graphic representation shows how Japan’s production of natural-science papers has fallen but some institutions shine.

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    Efforts to improve Japan's scientific status include top-down institutional change, but tradition is hard to break.

    • Ichiko Fuyuno
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    An institute’s work on warning and mitigation systems for catastrophic events is a national priority.

    • Tim Hornyak
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    Gakushuin University is the top-ranking institution when assessed on the quality of its research in the natural sciences.

    • Tim Hornyak
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    Across the scientific fields, Japanese researchers are bringing together the virtual and real worlds.

    • Smriti Mallapaty
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    A push for more Japanese women of science.

    • Noriko Osumi
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    With permanent academic jobs scarce, young researchers on temporary contracts are nervous about the future. The government wants industry to utilize their talents.

    • Smriti Mallapaty
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    Osaka University bets on commercial-academic collaborations to survive.

    • Ichiko Fuyuno
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    Continuing decline in Japan’s research performance bodes ill for the country’s ambition to become a ‘super-smart’ society.

    • Catherine Armitage
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    Life science companies are missing out on the benefits of open innovation.

    • Phillip Phan
    •  & Dean Wong
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    The Japanese government wants to lure more industry funding into universities, but companies need to be convinced they’ll get value.

    • Ichiko Fuyuno
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    A graphic overview of corporate–academic relationships, and how the balance of output has changed.

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    Academic life isn’t for everyone. Here we profile scientists who have made the switch from academia to industry, all motivated by a desire to see their discoveries translated into real-world solutions.

    • Elie Dolgin
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    A description of the terminology and methodology used in this supplement, and a guide to the functionality available free online at natureindex.com.

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    Companies have stepped back from in-house science and are relying heavily on external institutions for knowledge.

    • Smriti Mallapaty
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    The withdrawal of large US corporations from research is narrowing the scope of innovation.

    • Ashish Arora
    • , Sharon Belenzon
    •  & Andrea Patacconi
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    Exploring complementary strengths is the key to success in industry–academia science partnerships.

    • Mark Zastrow
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    With the most to lose from looming federal funding cuts, California's researchers take a stand.

    • Katharine Gammon
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    The committed team behind LIGO's detection of gravitational waves is contending with ongoing technical challenges of a mighty big laboratory.

    • Katherine Bourzac
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    Key investments in people and infrastructure have helped Illinois become a major player in chemistry.

    • Cassandra Willyard