This major study analyses where, why and by whom science is being carried out around the world, and how this is changing. Examines how international networks of collaboration are changing the way in which scientific research is conducted, funded, the implications  on decision makers in government, NGOs. etc and includes recommendations on how international collaboration can be harnessed to tackle global problems more effectively.

In the last few years, there have been several comments that compare the scientific output from China and worry about India lagging far behind.

The Higher Education scene has suddenly come to the forefront of news. From merely proclaiming policies on higher education over the last few decades, the government has now started taking specific measures. Education reforms are being introduced in the legislation.

Germany must better explain the scientific use of animals to remain a major biomedical force. (Editorial)

This paper explores recent episodes in the field of biotechnology research as regards intellectual property rights. It argues that public research institutes develop schizophrenic intellectual property policies.

Moves to price new pharmaceuticals sensibly shouldn't damage the industry's health.

Federal agencies are stepping forward to meet this challenge and are beginning to

Which urban regions produce the best research

In a report, a blue-ribbon panel decries India's systemic failure to capitalize on basic research findings. The report, released last week by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, offers a stinging indictment of India's scientific frailties, noting that science here is "severely hampered by oppressive bureaucratic practices and inflexible administrative and financial controls." Titled India as a Global Leader in Science, the "vision document" also offers a blueprint for strengthening Indian science—one that will require heaps of money to implement.

The global economy is driven by competitive pressures. A recent editorial in Science, that addresses the issue of ‘Nurturing Young Scientists’ in the United States, proclaims: ‘It is imperative to grow our economy through global leadership in science’.