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 Tehran (UT), Iran 8.67 30
2 Shiraz University, Iran 6.89 10
3 Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Iran 6.24 12
4 Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran 6.17 26
5 Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Iran 3.04 4
6 Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran 2.47 7
7 Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Iran 2.38 3
8 Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran 2.13 25
9 University of Mazandaran (UMZ), Iran 2.13 3
10 University of Isfahan (UI), Iran 1.96 6
11 Shahrood University of Technology, Iran 1.33 2
12 Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran 1.05 2
13 Sahand University of Technology (SUT), Iran 1.00 1
13 Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman (SBUK), Iran 1.00 1
13 K. N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU), Iran 1.00 1
13 Graduate University of Advanced Technology (GUAT), Iran 1.00 1
14 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran 0.99 5
15 University of Kurdistan, Iran 0.83 2
16 Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran 0.80 5
17 Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Iran 0.77 3
18 Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Iran 0.67 4
19 University of Zanjan, Iran 0.58 1
20 Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran 0.38 2
20 Ahvaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.38 1
21 University of Tabriz, Iran 0.25 1
21 Alzahra University, Iran 0.25 1
22 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU), Iran 0.21 3
23 Damghan University, Iran 0.20 1
24 Semnan University, Iran 0.14 1
24 Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (TUOMS), Iran 0.14 1
25 Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Iran 0.13 1
26 University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran 0.10 1
27 Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Iran 0.10 1
28 University of Sistan and Baluchestan (USB), Iran 0.09 1
29 University of Science and Culture (USC), Iran 0.06 1
30 Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences (SKUMS), Iran 0.04 1
31 Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (KUMS), Iran 0.02 1
32 Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Iran 0.00 5

Footnote

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