SFI’s 2016 annual report shows that Ireland’s stature in global science has grown once again, now ranking 10th in the world.

Ranked according to Thomson Reuters’ InCites Essential Science Indicators, this is the first time that Ireland has made it into the top 10. It finds itself one place behind Wales, but one spot ahead of Germany.

Across the year, SFI said that a total of €184m was invested by the agency across its research programmes, up €30m on the year before.

Words by Colm Gorey