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    With huge budgets, world-class facilities and a long history of scientific excellence, the leading five countries in the Nature Index (US, China, Germany, UK and Japan) also rely on collaborations to address global challenges.

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    Their goals may be different, and so may the paths they are taking to reach them, but the universities aged 50 and under featured in this Nature Index supplement are proof that youth need not be a barrier to strong research performance.

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    Key to Canada’s strength as a leading science nation is its high-quality research, informed by its vast natural resources. But the country is losing ground in areas where it held an early lead.

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    COVID-19 has brought new urgency to the study of infectious disease.

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    Many of the world’s leading science cities are active in research related to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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  • Nature Index |

    Researchers are rethinking the nature and potential of matter. From new metal mixes that form more efficient catalysts to bio-inspired super-black products, their work is driving advances in manufacturing, drug discovery and product design.

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    China's successes in space, quantum technologies and cutting-edge chemistry underline its superpower status in research.

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    Sustainability, climate change and biomedical science are key areas for future research prowess in Asia Pacific.

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    As investments and revenues soar year-on-year and nations vie for leadership in the field of artificial intelligence, research output continues its steep, upward trajectory. But there are significant ethical and technical challenges to overcome.

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    Germany's position as a research giant is defined by its strong and steady science funding and long-term investment in basic research.

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  • Nature Index |

    Nature Index Science cities showcases the top 100 cities in the Nature Index and the stories of success behind the top 5, examining their strengths, challenges and paths ahead.

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    A concerted government push to make South Korea an innovation leader, backed by strong investment and systemic reform, has brought rapid and long-lasting results.

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