America’s top universities reap the benefit of Italian-trained scientists

Academic rankings paint a grim picture of Italian universities. Data on faculty hirings in the US tell a different story, as commented on Nature.

Looking at the Italian universities where these US-hired faculty were trained, Sapienza ranked first with more than 400 trainees, followed by the University of Milan with more than 300 trainees.

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