United States, Europe, and Asia: Diversity in Nobel Prize-Winning Affiliations

  • Elisabeth Maria Schlagberger
  • Lutz Bornmann
  • Johann Bauer
Keywords: Nobel Prize, Nobel laureates, decisive work, researcher mobility, affiliation


In 2014, the authors examined all 155 Nobel laureates of the preceding 21 years in physics, chemistry, and physiology/medicine and published the results in the journal Scientometrics. Recently, they extended the analysis to Nobel laureates from 1994 to 2016 (n=170). They focused particularly on the institutions (and countries) the Nobel laureates were affiliated with when they made their decisive research for the prize. They also examined when the Nobel laureates obtained their PhD/M.D. and when the Nobel Prize was awarded. 

Author Biographies

Elisabeth Maria Schlagberger

Elisabeth Maria Schlagberger is information specialist at Max-Planck-
Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany.

Lutz Bornmann

Lutz Bornmann is scientist at the administrative
headquarters of the Max-Planck Society, Munich, Germany. 

Johann Bauer

Johann Bauer is scientist and information specialist, Max-Planck-Institute of Biochemistry, Martinsried, Germany.

How to Cite
Schlagberger, E. M., Bornmann, L., & Bauer, J. (2017). United States, Europe, and Asia: Diversity in Nobel Prize-Winning Affiliations. International Higher Education, (90), 12-13. https://doi.org/10.6017/ihe.2017.90.10004