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Ireland's position on Nature 2012 Publishing Index

  • 20-06-2013 6:38pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 550 ✭✭✭ lockman


    Saw this reported on the journal.ie. Ireland has scored a very respectable 20th place in the Nature 2012 publishing index.

    From the journal.ie:

    http://www.thejournal.ie/ireland-science-research-960183-Jun2013/

    IRELAND HAS BEEN called a ‘rising star’ in the world of science research.

    Nature Magazine’s publishing index 2012, which takes a global look at the world of science publishing, gave Ireland a special mention as one of five ‘Up and Coming’ destinations for high level research. The decision was based on the quality and quantity of scientific research being carried out in the country’s research institutes.

    The Nature report can be found here (with rankings table on page 44):

    http://www.natureasia.com/en/publishing-index/global/supplement2012


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  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 47,099 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Black Swan


    lockman wrote: »
    IRELAND HAS BEEN called a ‘rising star’ in the world of science research.
    Thanks for this positive news.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 10,087 ✭✭✭✭ Dan_Solo


    Well the SFI has welcomed this news by pretty much abandoning all basic research in Ireland. If you can't sell it then forget about it is the current funding policy.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 32,494 CMod ✭✭✭✭ ancapailldorcha


    This is nice to see. It's a shame to see the Irish funding bodies moving away from basic research but for a country our size, we've done very well for ourselves.

    We sat again for an hour and a half discussing maps and figures and always getting back to that most damnable creation of the perverted ingenuity of man - the County of Tyrone.

    H. H. Asquith



  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,934 ✭✭✭ robp


    Dan_Solo wrote: »
    Well the SFI has welcomed this news by pretty much abandoning all basic research in Ireland. If you can't sell it then forget about it is the current funding policy.

    I wonder is Ireland living off past funding glories or can this research position be maintained with targeted funding of commercial research?


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 32,494 CMod ✭✭✭✭ ancapailldorcha


    I think this is a good argument for why basic research is important:

    We sat again for an hour and a half discussing maps and figures and always getting back to that most damnable creation of the perverted ingenuity of man - the County of Tyrone.

    H. H. Asquith



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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,934 ✭✭✭ robp


    I absolutely loved the quote of Sarkozy in support of fundamental science. Utterly spot on. Seems pretty much everywhere else is going in the under direction
    aside from the EU's ERC funding etc.
    "you can't build a lightbulb by successive improvements to the candle".


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