Top 30 institutions / Australia

Australia and New Zealand’s leading institutions for high-quality science, ordered by weighted fractional count (WFC) for 2015. Also shown are institutions’ fractional count (FC), the total number of articles (AC), and the change in WFC from 2012–2015. Articles are from the 68 journals that comprise the Nature Index.

2015 Institution WFC 2015 FC 2015
1 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 98.09 100.99
2 Monash University, Australia 92.69 109.31
3 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 92.26 133.70
4 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 82.16 94.32
5 University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia 79.09 87.70
6 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 75.63 94.28
7 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 44.30 67.07
8 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 42.08 55.59
9 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 30.49 32.56
10 Curtin University, Australia 24.16 35.25
11 Macquarie University, Australia 20.60 29.19
12 The University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 20.33 20.33
13 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 18.82 48.50
14 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 16.78 19.63
15 RMIT University, Australia 13.77 13.77
16 Deakin University, Australia 13.22 13.22
17 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 12.74 12.74
18 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 12.71 12.71
19 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 11.01 11.01
20 Griffith University, Australia 10.85 10.85
21 University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia 9.81 9.81
22 La Trobe University, Australia 9.56 9.56
23 Flinders University, Australia 9.27 9.27
24 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 7.77 7.77
25 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 6.95 6.95
26 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia 5.12 5.12
27 The University of Western Sydney (UWS), Australia 4.86 7.58
28 Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia 4.52 4.52
29 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 4.38 4.38
30 Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australia 4.07 4.07

Weighted fractional count (WFC) for each institution is shown to two decimal places only. When two or more institutions have the same WFC, their positions are determined by the thousandth place (or beyond).

These results are based on the most recent data available. Owing to continual refinements of the data, the figures in the database are liable to change and might differ to those printed in the supplements.

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