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Nature Index: Top 200 Science Cities

Top 200 science cities
The top 200 science cities and metro areas (MA), ranked by fractional count (FC) in 2017. Also listed are each city’s total number of articles (AC) in 2017, contribution to their country or region’s total FC, and percentage of papers co-authored with researchers elsewhere.

MA=Metropolitan Area

1 Beijing 2,142.53
2 New York MA 1,980.45
3 Boston - Cambridge - Newton 1,808.78
4 San Francisco - San Jose 1,676.35
5 Baltimore - Washington 1,295.67
6 Tokyo MA 1,194.00
7 Shanghai 1,041.04
8 Paris MA 938.59
9 Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim 847.70
10 Chicago - Naperville - Elgin 759.71
11 Seoul MA 725.04
12 Nanjing 704.03
13 Kyoto - Osaka - Kobe (Keihanshin) 680.32
14 London MA 672.98
15 Singapore 595.58
16 San Diego - Carlsbad 570.71
17 Cambridge 560.68
18 Zürich 546.95
19 Wuhan 490.54
20 Berlin MA 481.56
21 Philadelphia MA 472.90
22 Munich 467.44
23 Oxford 412.84
24 Houston MA 405.90
25 Guangzhou 386.64
26 Hong Kong 355.92
27 Hefei 353.01
28 Atlanta - Athens 352.79
29 Seattle - Tacoma - Bellevue 339.73
30 Ann Arbor 334.85
31 Melbourne 334.23
32 Toronto MA 322.99
33 Hangzhou 305.03
34 Barcelona MA 291.49
35 Tianjin 282.51
36 Boulder 280.36
37 Lausanne 270.84
38 Madrid 269.95
39 Montreal MA 269.80
40 Austin 267.11
41 Madison 264.91
42 Changchun 259.25
43 Dallas - Fort Worth 246.36
44 Sydney 243.54
45 Copenhagen 239.68
46 Stockholm 238.31
47 Pittsburgh 236.53
48 Vienna 231.15
49 Chapel Hill 225.16
50 St. Louis 222.03
51 Xi’an 221.25
52 Heidelberg 219.18
53 Dresden 216.55
54 Urbana 216.12
55 Daejeon 213.96
56 Grenoble 213.83
57 Tsukuba 209.30
58 Nagoya MA 207.18
59 Santa Barbara 198.89
60 Ithaca 198.29
61 Edinburgh 197.31
62 Suzhou 196.76
63 Minneapolis - Saint Paul 196.51
64 State College 189.85
65 Shenzhen 189.41
66 Taipei 188.67
67 Moscow 188.27
68 Xiamen 187.86
69 Bristol MA 186.12
70 Durham 185.69
71 Chengdu 183.46
72 Manchester 182.20
73 Amsterdam MA 179.17
74 Genève 176.21
75 Reẖovot 175.22
76 Vancouver MA 170.88
77 Göttingen 168.53
78 Milan 167.01
79 Irvine 163.65
80 Changsha 162.05
81 Jinan 161.81
82 Basel 159.62
83 Hamburg 155.19
84 Brisbane 154.79
85 Mainz 152.94
86 Leuven 152.30
87 Rome 150.39
88 College Station 150.29
89 West Lafayette 147.67
90 Sendai 147.52
91 Lanzhou 147.08
92 Davis 146.10
93 Bengaluru 145.48
94 Dalian 142.69
95 Birmingham - Coventry 138.63
96 Salt Lake City 137.79
97 Utrecht 136.88
98 Chongqing 131.47
99 Columbus 130.41
100 Fuzhou 128.28
101 Toulouse 127.52
102 Jerusalem 125.71
103 Waterloo 125.42
104 Tel Aviv 123.52
105 Lyon 123.49
106 Würzburg 122.92
107 Münster 122.51
108 Jeddah 122.45
109 Glasgow 121.26
110 Oak Ridge 120.94
111 Nashville 120.07
112 Denver - Aurora - Lakewood 117.65
113 Helsinki 116.81
114 Prague 116.67
115 Strasbourg 115.45
116 Sapporo 112.44
117 Miami MA 112.11
118 Groningen 111.05
119 Hsinchu 110.30
120 Gainesville 109.94
121 Kolkata MA 109.93
122 Uppsala 109.73
123 Karlsruhe 109.67
124 Fukuoka - Kitakyushu 107.41
125 Phoenix - Mesa - Scottsdale 106.59
126 Freiburg 104.62
127 Riverside 103.21
128 Mumbai MA 102.55
129 Edmonton 102.25
130 Qingdao 101.75
131 Cleveland 101.50
132 Frankfurt am Main 101.46
133 Ottawa 101.26
134 Harbin 100.83
135 Canberra 99.88
136 Pohang 98.93
137 Richland 97.68
138 Erlangen 97.62
139 Tucson 96.55
140 Amherst 96.39
141 Ulsan 95.17
142 Bonn 94.76
143 Aachen 94.31
144 Stuttgart 93.78
145 Central National Capital Region (Delhi) 93.51
146 Marseille 93.50
147 Tübingen 92.56
148 Oslo 92.38
149 Raleigh 90.02
150 Leipzig 89.89
151 Haifa 89.26
152 Southampton 88.68
153 Montpellier 88.59
154 Los Alamos 88.33
155 Dublin 88.17
156 Warsaw 85.08
157 Trieste 84.99
158 Rochester 84.39
159 Lund 84.12
160 Albuquerque 84.01
161 Durham 83.44
162 Leiden 83.20
163 São Paulo 83.11
164 Providence 82.65
165 Nijmegen 82.48
166 Charlottesville 81.83
167 East Lansing 81.21
168 Brussels 80.24
169 Pune MA 79.99
170 Fort Collins 79.54
171 Tallahassee 78.85
172 Delft 78.36
173 Perth 77.30
174 Aarhus 76.98
175 Leeds 75.01
176 Jülich 74.48
177 Valencia 73.95
178 Eindhoven 73.57
179 Lisbon 72.35
180 Köln 72.25
181 Gent 72.09
182 Iowa City 71.34
183 Jena 69.65
184 Bloomington 69.38
185 Portland 69.35
186 Blacksburg 69.27
187 Santa Cruz 69.19
188 Göteborg 67.64
189 Nottingham 67.19
190 Ames 67.17
191 Sheffield 66.15
192 Cincinnati 65.47
193 Notre Dame 65.18
194 Bern 65.08
195 Regensburg 63.73
196 Naples 63.03
197 Dortmund 62.91
198 Donostia / San Sebastián 61.66
199 Lincoln 61.19
200 Worcester 59.91

https://www.natureindex.com/suppleme...tables/overall

Top 20 corporate science cities
The top 20 corporate science cities and metro areas (MA), ranked by the fractional count (FC) for 2017 of corporate institutions based in the city. Also listed are each city’s total number of articles (AC) in 2017, and the corporate share of the city’s total FC.
1 San Francisco - San Jose 127.36
2 New York MA 99.20
3 Boston - Cambridge - Newton 75.77
4 Tokyo MA 49.12
5 Baltimore - Washington 30.78
6 San Diego - Carlsbad 26.01
7 Basel 18.57
8 Seoul MA 17.32
9 Cambridge 16.84
10 Philadelphia MA 16.39
11 Zürich 15.40
12 Wellington 14.16
13 Houston MA 13.10
14 Seattle - Tacoma - Bellevue 13.01
15 London MA 12.61
16 Paris MA 12.25
17 Kyoto - Osaka - Kobe (Keihanshin) 11.03
18 Copenhagen 10.39
19 Chicago - Naperville - Elgin 10.33
20 Boulder 9.06

Top 20 science cities in Chemistry
The top 20 science cities and metro areas (MA) in chemistry, ordered by fractional count (FC) in 2017. Also shown are each city’s total number of chemistry articles (AC) in 2017 and the city’s share of the country or region’s FC in the subject.
1 Beijing 920.97
2 Shanghai 585.79
3 Tokyo MA 467.66
4 San Francisco - San Jose 465.28
5 New York MA 413.79
6 Boston - Cambridge - Newton 400.41
7 Kyoto - Osaka - Kobe (Keihanshin) 378.51
8 Nanjing 343.16
9 Seoul MA 322.59
10 Chicago - Naperville - Elgin 299.42
11 Singapore 280.31
12 Wuhan 235.14
13 Guangzhou 222.93
14 Paris MA 222.37
15 Baltimore - Washington 221.17
16 Changchun 203.29
17 Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim 203.27
18 Hefei 199.22
19 Tianjin 198.68
20 Berlin MA 186.78

Top 20 science cities in Earth & Environmental Sciences
The top 20 science cities and metro areas (MA) in Earth and environmental sciences, ordered by fractional count (FC) in 2017. Also shown are each city’s total number of Earth and environmental science articles (AC) in 2017 and the city’s share of the country or region’s FC in the subject.
1 Beijing 311.49
2 Baltimore - Washington 189.46
3 San Francisco - San Jose 182.55
4 New York MA 171.34
5 Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim 163.37
6 Boulder 144.70
7 Nanjing 132.96
8 Boston - Cambridge - Newton 120.70
9 Zürich 110.40
10 Paris MA 110.22
11 Tokyo MA 91.37
12 Wuhan 72.23
13 Seattle - Tacoma - Bellevue 65.59
14 Berlin MA 56.35
15 Melbourne 55.57
16 London MA 54.89
17 Guangzhou 53.55
18 San Diego - Carlsbad 51.69
19 Shanghai 51.34
20 Sydney 50.89

Top 20 science cities in Life Sciences
The top 20 science cities and metro areas (MA) in the life sciences, ordered by fractional count (FC) in 2017. Also shown are each city’s total number of life science articles (AC) in 2017 and the city’s share of the country or region’s FC in the subject.
1 New York MA 1,129.94
2 Boston - Cambridge - Newton 986.99
3 San Francisco - San Jose 740.00
4 Baltimore - Washington 685.33
5 London MA 365.93
6 Beijing 358.03
7 San Diego - Carlsbad 334.94
8 Paris MA 325.90
9 Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim 294.39
10 Tokyo MA 278.48
11 Philadelphia MA 272.19
12 Cambridge 270.85
13 Chicago - Naperville - Elgin 252.04
14 Houston MA 232.13
15 Shanghai 223.98
16 Oxford 175.68
17 Seattle - Tacoma - Bellevue 175.04
18 Munich 168.47
19 St. Louis 165.24
20 Dallas - Fort Worth 160.95

Top 20 science cities in Physical Sciences
The top 20 science cities and metro areas (MA) in the physical sciences, ordered by fractional count (FC) in 2017. Also shown are each city’s total number of physical science articles (AC) in 2017 and the city’s share of the country or region’s FC in the subject.
1 Beijing 802.27
2 San Francisco - San Jose 516.15
3 Boston - Cambridge - Newton 503.75
4 New York MA 453.27
5 Tokyo MA 446.00
6 Paris MA 357.31
7 Seoul MA 347.83
8 Baltimore - Washington 309.82
9 Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim 280.24
10 Shanghai 278.18
11 Chicago - Naperville - Elgin 274.48
12 Singapore 264.59
13 Nanjing 227.12
14 Zürich 188.86
15 Munich 181.07
16 London MA 175.30
17 Berlin MA 162.03
18 Kyoto - Osaka - Kobe (Keihanshin) 157.73
19 Wuhan 154.03
20 Cambridge 153.83

https://www.natureindex.com/suppleme...s/index#tables
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Nice. SF and NYC are the only 2 cities that are in the top 5 of every one of these categories.

Must be something in the water.
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Nice. SF and NYC are the only 2 cities that are in the top 5 of every one of these categories.

Must be something in the water.
NY is in the top 5 of everthing period lol
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NY is in the top 5 of everthing period lol
Including fortuitous, weird scientific mishaps, if Marvel Comics are to be believed...

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Including fortuitous, weird scientific mishaps, if Marvel Comics are to be believed...

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Questionable architecture... Looks like one of those awful novelty buildings from London.
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Some New Yorkers might be happy Tony Stark lopped off the top half of the Pan Am Building though.
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More seriously, it may be useful to bring up some kind of definition of 'fractional count'.
Googling it straight takes you to this.

https://www.nature.com/articles/549S79a

The problem is that kind of stats is always controversial, because of the favored method to compute them.

And it's well known, researchers may be somehow educated and very specialized in their own fields, they are not particularly wiser or more honest than your average neighbors, so they always tend to favor and quote their very friends over the competition.
Everybody is a selfish and disgusting asshole. Lol, even the greatest scientists.

As a result, truth is not only a matter of raw science. It also depends on your honesty and how well-mannered you are.
In a nutshell, when you're no wimp, you're not scared of rivals. They may even eventually turn out to be friends of yours once you actually know them.

That being said, I won't complain too much about their ranking. My only concern is there's nothing much about my country/republic aside from super pop Paris.
Even Lyon is down in the ranking, while the obvious 2nd center of science and tech in France.
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Predictably, SF, LA, SD, Bal-Wash, NY are the top 5 overall.
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Wow

Go Ann Arbor, edging out Melbourne and Toronto
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So they're saying that the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) is ahead of the entire Toronto metropolitan area with all of its universities, research institutions, and massive tech sector (many times larger than all of Michigan)? It doesn't seem plausible. Sounds like one of the tables that may have accurate data but with an extremely misleading header: 200 Top Science Cities.

How about 'Cities with the most Fractional Count', a rather dubious/questionable criteria in its own right.
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I see no reason to discount this list. Ann Arbor is part of (wealthy and highly engineering focused) Detroit msa, it’s not some random liberal arts college

This doesn’t measure how many people are employed in some tech related field, but rather the source of new innovations

Also Australian and Canadian cities may be experiencing a crowding out effect related to the excessive allocation of capital to expensive real estate , and less to r&d
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that said this is interesting

64 State College 189.85
65 Shenzhen 189.41
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Interesting--it is very research university oriented so no surprise to see UC locations (Bay, Socal, Santa Barbara, Davis, Riverside etc), Ann Arbor, Boulder etc. represented. The UC system is arguably the greatest public university research system around.
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It isn't really arguable. In terms of the volume and quality of research just Berkeley and UCLA would outperform most state and national public university systems.
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Yeah, I don't think there's any question that the UC system is the world's premier public university system, esp. for research and hard sciences.
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