Rapid growth in high-quality research outputs shows China is consolidating position as scientific powerhouse

« The Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars supplement identifies the countries and institutions showing the most significant growth in high-quality research publications, using the power of the Nature Index, which tracks the research of more than 8,000 global institutions. These are the players to watch.

It shows that Chinese institutions are leading the world in rapidly increasing high-quality research outputs. 40 of the top 100 most improved institutions across the globe are from this scientific powerhouse, with 24 of those showing growth above 50% since 2012. The United States – which remains the largest contributor to high-quality scientific papers overall – is second, with 11 entrants into the top 100 despite many starting from a high base. Nine institutions feature from the United Kingdom, and eight from Germany. (…) »