2015 tables: Institutions - life sciences

Table criteria

The 2015 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014.

2014 Institution WFC 2013 WFC 2014
1 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 588.74 606.13
2 National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States of America (USA) 370.73 320.58
3 Max Planck Society, Germany 213.47 220.61
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 184.43 185.21
5 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 190.4 179.39
6 University of California San Francisco (UCSF), United States of America (USA) 214.23 179.09
7 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 185.12 170.19
8 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 180.74 166.9
9 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 128.51 156.45
10 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 147.78 152.51
11 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 146.92 151.64
12 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 143.12 150.26
13 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 126.09 143.21
14 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 175.64 141.85
15 The Johns Hopkins University (JHU), United States of America (USA) 139.68 140.3
16 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 156.87 134.43
17 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 143.11 133.72
18 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 137.83 125.96
19 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 126.92 123.1
20 Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), United States of America (USA) 137.34 121.56
21 University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 126.89 120.62
22 University College London (UCL), United Kingdom (UK) 126.45 116.49
23 Duke University, United States of America (USA) 114.13 111.89
24 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 139.93 111.32
25 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center), United States of America (USA) 108.13 104.98
26 New York University (NYU), United States of America (USA) 92.93 99.5
27 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 112.38 99.44
28 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 93.91 98.6
29 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 98.34 96.79
30 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 87.45 92.21
31 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 84.46 89.1
32 Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), United States of America (USA) 74.51 84.54
33 University of California Davis (UC Davis), United States of America (USA) 90.67 80.11
34 Vanderbilt University (VU), United States of America (USA) 74.8 79.77
35 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), United States of America (USA) 71.92 78.5
36 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 46.57 75.96
37 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 91.01 75.22
38 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 64.07 75.1
39 Emory University, United States of America (USA) 66.97 74.44
40 The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), United States of America (USA) 96.59 73.07
41 McGill University, Canada 78.88 71.8
42 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU), United States of America (USA) 61.9 71.01
43 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France 63.31 70.51
44 University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass Medical School), United States of America (USA) 69.68 68.66
45 University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), United States of America (USA) 77.4 67.55
46 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 62.45 66.97
47 The Rockefeller University, United States of America (USA) 76.93 66.7
48 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 53.88 64.52
49 Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden 55.69 64.23
50 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 52.98 63.39
51 Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS), United States of America (USA) 51.51 63.38
52 Kyoto University, Japan 70.5 62.09
53 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States of America (USA) 63.56 61.82
54 NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI), United States of America (USA) 82.34 60.75
55 Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), Germany 63.44 59.26
56 University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 55.67 58.75
57 RIKEN, Japan 69.37 58.71
58 University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark 54.45 58.55
59 The Ohio State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 56.24 58.06
60 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 57.43 55.36
61 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 42.19 55.1
62 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 50.13 54.84
63 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 51.7 54.47
64 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 70.59 52.99
65 University of California Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 55.97 52.7
66 Indiana University (IU), United States of America (USA) 57.89 51.9
67 Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), United States of America (USA) 50.2 51.42
68 Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS), CAS, China 49.3 51.09
69 Medical Research Council (MRC), United Kingdom (UK) 51.91 50.93
70 Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein), United States of America (USA) 62.97 49.97
71 Osaka University, Japan 60.39 49.91
72 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 47.8 49.61
73 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 42.59 49.21
74 Boston University (BU), United States of America (USA) 43.68 48.27
75 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 69.14 48.17
76 Peking University (PKU), China 39.37 46.78
77 University of Utah (Utah), United States of America (USA) 44.98 45.23
78 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 30.06 44.92
79 University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz), United States of America (USA) 40.79 43.46
80 University of Southern California (USC), United States of America (USA) 62.89 43.22
81 Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), United States of America (USA) 53.79 43.16
82 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 34.36 42.94
83 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 57.1 42.87
84 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 34.42 42.48
85 University of Virginia (UVA), United States of America (USA) 43.38 41.84
86 King's College London (KCL), United Kingdom (UK) 51.9 41.71
87 NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), United States of America (USA) 43.86 41.69
88 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 41.11 41.63
89 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 41.76 41.24
90 The University of Iowa (UI), United States of America (USA) 40.37 40.85
91 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 36.39 40.68
92 University of Rochester (UR), United States of America (USA) 65.4 39.26
93 Leibniz Association, Germany 26.98 39.14
94 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 34.02 38.66
95 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 44.15 38.56
96 University of Florida (UF), United States of America (USA) 33.52 38.23
97 MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom (UK) 38.23 37.96
98 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 40.59 36.99
99 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 30.81 36.89
100 University of Göttingen, Germany 30.97 36.82

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. It is important for users to understand that the data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, that they cover the natural sciences only and that outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output). We encourage users to combine the free-to-access Nature Index data with information from other sources.

The tables were last updated on 30 August 2017 with the most recent institution and article corrections.

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