Academy tops Na­ture In­dex for sixth year

Global Times - Weekend - - NATION -

The Chi­nese Academy of Sciences in Beijing is top among the world’s lead­ing in­sti­tu­tions for high-qual­ity sci­en­tific re­search, ac­cord­ing to the Na­ture In­dex 2018 an­nual ta­bles re­leased on Thurs­day.

It is the sixth con­sec­u­tive year the academy suc­cess­fully de­fended its ti­tle at the top of the table, ac­cord­ing to the academy’s official web­site.

Also in­cluded in the top 10 are Max Planck So­ci­ety, French Na­tional Cen­tre for Sci­en­tific Re­search, Stan­ford Univer­sity, Mas­sachusetts In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy, Helmholtz As­so­ci­a­tion of Ger­man Re­search Cen­ters, Univer­sity of Tokyo, Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia Berke­ley and the Univer­sity of Cam­bridge.

China’s Pek­ing Univer­sity and Ts­inghua Univer­sity made it into the global aca­demic top 10 for the spe­cific sec­tor of aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions.

Among the lead­ing 100 aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions in the 2018 an­nual ta­bles, 44 are from the US and 16 from China. Bri­tain and Ja­pan con­trib­uted seven each, with six from Ger­many, four from Switzer­land and three from Canada, ac­cord­ing to the in­dex.

The Na­ture In­dex is a data­base of author af­fil­i­a­tion in­for­ma­tion col­lated from re­search ar­ti­cles pub­lished in an in­de­pen­dently se­lected group of 82 high-qual­ity science jour­nals, com­piled by Na­ture Re­search.

The global pic­ture is chang­ing, and Chi­nese in­sti­tu­tions are gain­ing their place, Na­ture In­dex quoted Mar­ijk van der Wende, a pro­fes­sor at Utrecht Univer­sity in the Nether­lands, as say­ing.

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