Chemistry in Spain is ranked 9th in the world based on the number of published scientific articles, and Spanish chemical production is 3.9 % of the worldwide value in the last 10 years. Over the last 30 years, Spanish science has undergone a revival that has been supported by measures from different governments, including the creation of a new research agency, research institutes, and recruiting programmes.
In his Editorial in Angewandte Chemie, Nazario Martín, President of the Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry (RSEQ), 2006−2012, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, points out that despite these encouraging signs, the science system in Spain is still fragile and more measures, such as changes to the recruitment system for universities and better collaborations with the private sector, are required to make Spanish science internationally competitive.
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Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012.