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Brandeis places 5th in Nature's global rankings

A black graphic with orange and blue bands crossing the image. Text: nature Index 2019, Annual Tables

Nature, one of the most prestigious scientific journals, has ranked Brandeis 5th globally in its annual survey of institutions with the highest output of top-quality research in the natural sciences.

The journal described the top-tier institutions in the Nature Index Annual Table as "punching above their weight in producing high-quality research."

The rankings were calculated based on the share of articles published in 2018 by an institution's researchers in 82 prestigious scientific journals as a proportion of their overall output. Nature's ranking method, used for the first time this year, gives more recognition to schools with fewer faculty, but with a higher percentage publishing in premier journals. 

Among the other institutions in the top five were the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, The Rockefeller University in New York and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. 

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Categories: Alumni in the News
Date: June 25, 2019