• Question: what country has the best reputation for the best scientists in the world?

    Asked by hollynsarah to Gioia, Iain, Jo, Leo, Mariam on 24 Jun 2010 in Categories: . This question was also asked by icedancer.
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      Iain Moal answered on 17 Jun 2010:

      Its a tough decision. The UK and Germany are very good. The best is probably the USA.

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      Joanna Watson answered on 21 Jun 2010:

      I don’t know if there is one country that has the reputation for the best scientists. I know that the UK does pretty well, especially given what a small country we are and how small the population is.

      The USA has some great medical scientists and some countries like Norway and Sweden have really good epidemiologists because they have really good data to work from. I think that other countries like India and China that have a lot of good scientists too.

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      Gioia Cherubini answered on 21 Jun 2010:

      I would say that the US and the UK are among the countries investing the most money in research and that is a very good reason for the best scientists from all over the to come to work in these countries

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      Mariam Orme answered on 22 Jun 2010:

      The UK is one of the best places in the world to do science. Other really good countries include the USA, Japan and Germany.

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      Leo Garcia answered on 24 Jun 2010:

      That’s a tough question, and I’d imagine that different countries tend to have specialities in particular regions of science. Students from Asian countries such as China and Japan are often praised for their outstanding work ethic and abilities in science and maths. They also spend a great deal on science and technology:


      However, I would recommend that choosing a place to work as a scientist should be based on the reputation and quality of the research centre you are looking at, and how nice the country is!