2016 tables: Institutions - academic

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

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Count 2015
1 University of Vienna, Austria 53.53 183
2 Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria 50.47 148
3 University of Innsbruck (LFU), Austria 28.61 169
4 University of Graz (Uni Graz), Austria 25.20 66
5 Medical University of Vienna (MUW), Austria 19.52 96
6 Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), Austria 13.64 52
7 Johannes Kepler University of Linz (JKU), Austria 13.10 35
8 University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Austria 11.48 30
9 Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), Austria 10.94 28
10 Medical University of Innsbruck (MUI), Austria 8.44 38
11 University of Salzburg, Austria 7.34 23
12 University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (VUM), Austria 7.11 20
13 University of Leoben, Austria 1.99 9
14 Medical University of Graz (Med Uni Graz), Austria 1.92 32
15 Paracelsus Medical University (PMU), Austria 0.86 6
16 Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria 0.50 1
17 University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien (UAS Technikum Wien), Austria 0.32 12
18 Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Austria 0.27 2
19 University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (UASUA), Austria 0.17 1
20 Danube Private University (DPU), Austria 0.11 3
21 Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (KL), Austria 0.07 2
22 Danube University Krems, Austria 0.02 5


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