Curtin University has been announced as the most collaborative of the Australian universities and the biggest Australian mover in the Nature Index results for 2016.
The Nature Index is a database of information collated from research articles published in a group of 68 high-quality natural science journals.
The Nature Index is built on an institution’s contributions to about 60,000 high-quality papers each year and counts both the number of papers and the relative contribution of the authors.
“The Nature Index identifies that overall Curtin has very strong collaborations in Australia as well as key international collaborations. Curtin’s collaboration with CSIRO is a standout,” said says Curtin Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Professor Graeme
“Further, it identifies Curtin as the most collaborative of the Australian universities included in the index. “Curtin improved by a compound annual average of 22.2 per cent between 2012 and 2015, making the university the biggest Australian mover in the index, and the third highest mover globally,” Professor Wright says.