There are more work-related factors that unite scientists than divide them, according to
Institutions that ranked favorably in this year's survey scored high points in those areas, including the University of Dundee in Scotland, which ranked third in the non-US category. "On the whole, the University of Dundee and particularly the Wellcome Trust Biocenter is a great place to work," says Inke Nathke, a lecturer and Cancer Research UK senior research fellow at the university. "The infrastructure is extremely good, and communication between researchers at all levels is good."
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This is the fourth annual survey conducted by
We ranked 91 institutions, 66 from the United States and 25 from Canada and Europe. Each factor was weighted according to the number of respondents who considered it important. The overall rankings are based on an average score per institution from all respondents on all factors weighted according to their regional importance. Several factors that ranked as important in the United States are valued less outside the country and vice versa, so we used different factor weightings to rank US and non-US institutions.
Detailed information on the survey is available at