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 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 38.01 312
2 Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU), Russia 28.01 101
3 Novosibirsk State University (NSU), Russia 13.19 103
4 ITMO National Research University (ITMO University), Russia 13.03 41
5 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology - State University (MIPT), Russia 11.08 104
6 National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Russia 6.52 151
7 Ural Federal University (UrFU), Russia 6.25 27
8 Tomsk State University (TSU), Russia 5.61 56
9 Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN), Russia 5.40 30
10 Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), Russia 4.81 62
11 Saratov State University (SGU), Russia 4.79 11
12 Kazan Federal University (KFU), Russia 4.47 28
13 National University of Science and Technology (MISIS), Russia 3.24 27
14 Southern Federal University (SFedU), Russia 2.97 10
15 National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Russia 2.87 14
16 Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Russia 2.83 18
17 Tomsk State Pedagogical University (TSPU), Russia 2.79 9
18 Samara National Research University, Russia 2.23 4
19 Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Russia 1.69 9
20 Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), Russia 1.69 6
21 National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET), Russia 1.52 5
22 Dubna International University of Nature, Society and Man, Russia 1.26 4
23 Kazan National Research Technological University (KNRTU), Russia 1.23 2
24 Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Russia 0.98 4
25 Ulyanovsk State University (USU), Russia 0.82 2
26 D. Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Russia 0.81 4
27 Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU), Russia 0.78 2
28 Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov (SSTU), Russia 0.75 3
28 Peoples Friendship University of Russia (PFUR), Russia 0.75 1
29 Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU), Russia 0.60 1
30 Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University (LETI), Russia 0.57 4
31 Moscow State Institute of Radio-engineering, Electronics and Automation, Russia 0.57 1
32 Tver State University, Russia 0.57 2
33 Perm State Humanitarian Pedagogical University (PSHPU), Russia 0.56 1
34 Chelyabinsk State University (CSU), Russia 0.51 3
35 Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University (RNRMU), Russia 0.48 6
36 Moscow State Pedagogical University (MSPU), Russia 0.44 4
37 Far Eastern State Transport University (FESTU), Russia 0.41 4
38 Belgorod State National Research University (BelSU), Russia 0.38 1
39 Vladimir State University named after Alexander and Nikolay Stoletovs, Russia 0.37 1
40 Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU), Russia 0.35 2
41 Moscow State Aviation Technological University (MATI), Russia 0.33 1
41 Voronezh State University (VSU), Russia 0.33 1
42 Perm National Research Polytechnic University (PNRPU), Russia 0.29 2
43 Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy, Russia 0.29 1
44 Saint Petersburg State Chemical Pharmaceutical Academy (SPCPA), Russia 0.20 1
45 Ivanovo State University (IvSU), Russia 0.19 1
46 North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk (NEFU), Russia 0.17 5
47 Volgograd State University (VolSU), Russia 0.17 1
47 Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University n.a. R.E. Alekseev (NNSTU), Russia 0.17 1
47 Saint Petersburg State University of Civil Aviation, Russia 0.17 1
47 St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University (SMTU), Russia 0.17 1
48 Novosibirsk State Technical University (NSTU), Russia 0.16 9
49 Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service (VSUES), Russia 0.16 3
50 Bashkir State University (BashSU), Russia 0.13 4
51 Ural State Medical University (USMU), Russia 0.13 1
52 Irkutsk State University (ISU), Russia 0.11 2
53 Samara State Technical University, Russia 0.08 1
54 Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK), Russia 0.08 2
55 Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering (KUSAE), Russia 0.08 1
56 Grad-Kitezh University, Russia 0.07 1
56 Tyumen Industrial University (TYUIU), Russia 0.07 1
56 Moscow Power Engineering Institute (MPEI), Russia 0.07 1
57 Altai State University (ASU), Russia 0.06 2
58 Yandex School of Data Analysis, Russia 0.06 28
59 South Ural State University (SUSU), Russia 0.05 2
60 Gorno-Altaisk State University (GASU), Russia 0.05 1
61 Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University, Russia 0.02 1
62 Siberian State Medical University, Russia 0.02 1
63 Kuban State Technological University (KubSTU), Russia 0.01 1
64 Kemerovo State University (KemSU), Russia 0.01 1
65 Northern State Medical University (NSMU), Russia 0.01 1

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