Top 10 institutions / ANZ / Life sciences

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 47.17 47.17
2 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 32.44 32.44
3 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 31.87 31.87
4 Monash University, Australia 28.81 28.81
5 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 15.92 15.92
6 University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia 15.44 15.44
7 University of Otago, New Zealand 12.98 12.98
8 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 11.95 11.95
9 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 10.08 10.08
10 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 10.07 10.07

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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