Scientific rivalry in Spain

Today Nature Index has published statistics indicating the scientific attractiveness of Barcelona and the scientific rivalry with Madrid. The subheading notes "Barcelona lures scientists, while Madrid is bound by bureaucracy."

Among the different rankings, the report lists the ten best scientific institutions in Barcelona and classifies the Institute of Biomedical Research in eight place. The Institute is one of the four centres participating in Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) that appears in the "top ten."