Subject diversity in research portfolios

What it is, how to index it and its role in innovation

Diversity doesn’t only pertain to researchers themselves but also to the balance of subject fields embraced by universities, research institutions and nations as a whole.

In this latest report from the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)™, we explore 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. We also focus on the role of subject diversity in the overall global research response to the COVID-19 pandemic.