It’s often said that Yale is a highly collaborative institution, but how does one measure collegiality? The Scientist magazine did just that last fall in an international survey of 38,000 full-time U.S. faculty and researchers and found Yale among the best places to work in academia—third, actually, just behind Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia and Purdue University. Relationships with colleagues and the availability of resources were among the most important criteria for Yale respondents. “It is greatly rewarding to see our culture and investments acknowledged,” Provost Susan Hockfield, Ph.D., said of the October 20 report, which can be viewed online at