Top 10 institutions / New Zealand

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 University of Otago, New Zealand 31.56 31.56
2 The University of Auckland, New Zealand 21.08 24.03
3 Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria), New Zealand 15.81 16.93
4 GNS Science, New Zealand 11.08 11.08
5 University of Canterbury (UC), New Zealand 10.52 13.10
6 Massey University, New Zealand 6.99 7.28
7 National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), New Zealand 4.45 4.45
8 Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand 1.59 1.59
9 AgResearch, New Zealand 1.47 1.47
10 Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, New Zealand 1.38 1.38

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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