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Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2004

Indiana University one of the nation's "Best Places to Work," scientists say

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Indiana University and Purdue University are two of the nation's 10 "Best Places to Work in Academia," according to an international survey of 1,456 researchers by The Scientist magazine.

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An accompanying article in the magazine's Nov. 8 issue, "Best Places to Work: What's Important to the Academic Scientist?" reveals that American researchers are primarily interested in university health benefits, tenure policies and fair, competitive salaries.

More than 60 U.S. institutions were named as desirable employers by those surveyed. At the top of the list were:

  1. California Institute of Technology
  2. Purdue University (Ind.)
  3. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Wash.)
  4. Univerity of Nebraska-Lincoln
  5. Cornell University (N.Y.)
  6. University of Delaware
  7. Univerity of Michigan
  8. Fox Chase Cancer Center (Pa.)
  9. Wadworth Center (N.Y.)
  10. Indiana University

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Indiana University, one of the state's largest employers, received a record $413 million in public and private funding for research and teaching in FY 2004.

The Scientist is a biweekly magazine with a circulation of 75,000 worldwide.

To speak with IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences Dean Kumble Subbaswamy or IU Vice President for Research Michael McRobbie, please contact David Bricker at 812-856-9035 or