Science’s centre of gravity

I am not in the trend spotting game here, but cannot resist highlighting an item in this week’s Science

U.S. GRADUATE TRAINING: Top Ph.D. Feeder Schools Are Now Chinese
Jeffrey Mervis
Science 11 July 2008: 185.
A new study has found that the most likely undergraduate alma mater for those who earned a Ph.D. in 2006 from a U.S. university was China’s Tsinghua University.

No link as you need a sub or an academic library hookup to read it, but  the naked statistic  seems eloquent enough.

Jpseph Ben-David, I think it was, outlined how the centre of science shifted countries over time –  the lead passing through a series of European countries, then finally to the  US. Time, it  looks like, for another switch?

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