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Emigrate to Australia: Melbourne top for science

28 October 2016 by News Desk

Emigrate to Australia where Sydney comes second for science output in the new Nature Index.

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Australia’s high-quality research output has grown in recent years, increasing by 10% in just three years, placing it 12th in the index’s global standings.

Melbourne was Australia’s leading city in terms of high-quality science output in 2015, followed by Sydney.

Brisbane saw the fastest growth in output between 2012 and 2015, and is home to the highest-placed institution in Australia, The University of Queensland (UQ), which made the largest contribution by share of authorship to high-quality papers more than any other institution last year.

The Nature Index 2016 examines how scientists Down Under compete on the global stage in producing high-quality research publications, and highlights the cities and institutions which are the epicentres of the region’s scientific endeavour and collaboration.

Nature Index tracks the high-quality research of more than 8,000 global institutions and assesses the top 30 leading Australian institutions by their contribution to 68 high-quality journals.

Emigrate to Australia: Melbourne top for science

83 of Melbourne’s institutions published in the 68 journals selected for inclusion in the Nature Index, compared to 50 from Sydney.

Melbourne also had the most research partnerships between institutions within the city (city to city research partnerships), elevating it into the world’s top 10 ranked cities.

Joining UQ in the top 10 are Monash University (second) and The University of Melbourne (fourth) from Victoria, Australian National University (third), and two institutions from New South Wales: University of New South Wales (fifth) and The University of Sydney (sixth).

The Universities of Western Australia and Adelaide are ranked eight and ninth respectively, and Curtin University in Perth – tipped as a rising star by the Nature Index in July this year – is tenth.

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