Some countries have managed to increase both the quality and quantity of their research
When it comes to big countries, more individualistic nations are more altruistic
This graph shows that Japan’s top-ranked universities now rely on their hospitals for about 40 per cent of their income as they struggle with deep cuts in government spending.
This graph shows the dramatic rise of open access mega-journals such as Plos One, which offer to publish papers based on their scientific soundness rather than the significance or novelty of the results, and which accept research across a broad range of disciplines
As the Paris Agreement to limit global temperature rises comes into force this month, these are the universities that have, between 2011 and 2015, produced the environmental science research with the greatest impact
America is head and shoulders above other nations in attracting and retaining prizewinning scientists
This graph compares how UK, US and Japanese universities perform on measures of the economic impact of their research
Data reveal that countries such as China and Saudi Arabia produce only a tiny fraction of the history and political science papers of democracies
What insults have people used to disparage intellectuals over the past century?
These maps show which universities do research that goes on to have an impact on London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham
Scientists are increasingly working in collaboration with overseas academics, according to OECD figures
This graphic shows to what extent tertiary education increases people’s sense that they have a say in politics
This graph shows an explosion in the number of so-called predatory publishers and journals in the past five years