2016 tables: Institutions - academic

Table criteria

The 2016 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.

2015 Institution Share 2015
1 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 146.87
2 Monash University, Australia 118.12
3 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 113.92
4 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 105.14
5 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 103.45
6 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 80.04
7 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 48.68
8 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 38.20
9 Curtin University, Australia 29.16
10 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 25.14
11 Macquarie University, Australia 22.68
12 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 22.63
13 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 21.62
14 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 18.97
15 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 15.89
16 Deakin University, Australia 14.87
17 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 14.39
18 Griffith University, Australia 13.27
19 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 12.78
20 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 11.25
21 La Trobe University, Australia 11.12
22 Flinders University, Australia 10.20
23 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 7.18
24 Western Sydney University, Australia 5.00
25 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 4.44
26 Murdoch University, Australia 3.44
27 University of New England (UNE), Australia 1.90
28 University of Canberra, Australia 1.74
29 Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia 0.79
30 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia 0.45
31 Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia 0.26
32 Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia 0.24
33 Monash Institute of Medical Research (MIMR), Australia 0.22
34 Australian College of Optometry (ACO), Australia 0.20
35 Federation University Australia, Australia 0.17
36 University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia 0.09
37 The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA), Australia 0.09
38 Bond University, Australia 0.08
39 Central Queensland University (CQU), Australia 0.07
40 Victoria University (VU), Australia 0.06
41 Menzies School of Health Research, Australia 0.05
42 Australian Catholic University (ACU), Australia 0.01

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