(16 Jun 2021) The latest ISI report identifies a new way to calculate and compare how well nations and institutions could respond to unforeseen challenges, based on the diverse spread of research areas in their portfolios.
‘Diversity’ has long been a watchword in fields such as economics and ecology, and in recent years has gained prominence in the conversation around increased racial, ethnic and cultural representation across the public and commercial sectors.
Diversity also pertains to research – not only to researchers themselves but also to the balance of subject fields embraced by universities, research institutions and nations as a whole.
Our latest Global Research Report from the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)™ at Clarivate examines this latter aspect, indexing levels of subject diversity over the last four decades, in selected samples representing institutions as well as nations. To demonstrate the relevance of subject diversity, we also investigate its role in the global research community’s response to an unforeseen crisis: the COVID-19 pandemic.
Find out more details about the report here.