Denmark has received recognition from the leading international science journal Nature for its improvement in life science research.
The Nature index 2016 Rising Stars, published on 27 July, aims to identify countries and institutions that have increased their contribution to a selection of natural science journals from 2012 to 2015. The ranking uses a metric known as the weighted fractional count.
According to an article published in Nature on 28 July, the index shows Denmark’s contribution to life science grew by 17 per cent between 2012 and 2015. The increase is partly attributed to good government support, strong engagement by Danish pharmaceutical companies—such as Novo Nordisk, Lundbeck and Leo Pharma—and access to a large health data set stored by the government’s State Serum Institute.