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 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 171.74 394
2 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 123.99 271
3 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 105.70 283
4 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 92.29 224
5 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 92.07 321
6 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 52.52 112
7 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 32.63 84
8 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 18.44 221
9 Bilkent University, Turkey 14.13 36
10 University of Haifa (HU), Israel 12.64 36
11 Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey 9.44 61
12 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 8.67 30
13 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 8.37 63
14 Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates 7.38 19
15 Yerevan State University (YSU), Armenia 6.96 154
16 Shiraz University, Iran 6.89 10
17 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 6.47 51
18 Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Iran 6.24 12
19 Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran 6.17 26
20 COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Pakistan 6.13 34
21 Boğaziçi University (BU), Turkey 5.68 127
22 Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Iran 3.04 4
23 American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon 3.02 12
24 L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (ENU), Kazakhstan 2.79 7
25 National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan 2.75 7
26 Ankara University, Turkey 2.73 80
27 University of the Punjab, Pakistan 2.50 15
28 Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran 2.47 7
29 Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer, Israel 2.41 20
30 Ariel University (AU), Israel 2.39 5
31 Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Iran 2.38 3
32 Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar 2.29 15
33 Koç University (KU), Turkey 2.23 13
34 Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran 2.13 25
35 University of Mazandaran (UMZ), Iran 2.13 3
36 Istanbul University, Turkey 2.12 23
37 Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Georgia 2.10 117
38 Ruppin Academic Center, Israel 2.00 4
39 University of Isfahan (UI), Iran 1.96 6
40 Gebze Technical University (GYTE), Turkey 1.94 5
41 Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey 1.90 6
42 Hacettepe University, Turkey 1.83 21
43 Nazarbayev University (NU), Kazakhstan 1.82 9
44 Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU), Kazakhstan 1.79 4
45 Qatar University, Qatar 1.75 11
46 Kuwait University (KU), Kuwait 1.70 7
47 Cumhuriyet University, Turkey 1.50 2
47 University of Management and Technology (UMT), Pakistan 1.50 3
48 United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), United Arab Emirates 1.45 13
49 Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Pakistan 1.45 47
50 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan 1.36 5
51 Shahrood University of Technology, Iran 1.33 2
52 Gazi University, Turkey 1.30 34
53 Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey 1.28 4
54 Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Pakistan 1.26 3
55 Atilim University, Turkey 1.17 2
56 University of Peshawar, Pakistan 1.16 3
57 Çukurova University, Turkey 1.12 43
58 Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Turkey 1.12 20
59 Istanbul Aydin University (IAU), Turkey 1.05 63
60 Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran 1.05 2
61 King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia 1.04 11
62 Sahand University of Technology (SUT), Iran 1.00 1
62 National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES), Pakistan 1.00 1
62 Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman (SBUK), Iran 1.00 1
62 Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, Turkey 1.00 3
62 K. N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU), Iran 1.00 1
62 Başkent University, Turkey 1.00 1
62 Kocaeli University, Turkey 1.00 2
62 Graduate University of Advanced Technology (GUAT), Iran 1.00 1
63 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran 0.99 5
64 University of Yüzüncü, Turkey 0.93 2
65 Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), Israel 0.87 3
66 Doğuş University (DOU), Turkey 0.86 83
67 Yildiz Technical University (YTU), Turkey 0.83 22
68 University of Kurdistan, Iran 0.83 2
69 Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran 0.80 5
70 Sabanci University (SU), Turkey 0.79 2
71 Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Iran 0.77 3
72 Open University of Israel (OPENU), Israel 0.77 4
73 University of Nizwa, Oman 0.75 2
74 Akdeniz University, Turkey 0.70 2
75 Marmara University, Turkey 0.68 23
76 Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Iran 0.67 4
77 Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (COMU), Turkey 0.67 1
78 The University of Jordan, Jordan 0.65 9
79 Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Jordan 0.60 3
80 University of Zanjan, Iran 0.58 1
81 Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University (BAIBU), Turkey 0.57 3
82 Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), Israel 0.54 3
83 Ilia State University, Georgia 0.54 26
84 Sapir College, Israel 0.53 2
85 Özyeğin University, Turkey 0.50 19
86 İstanbul Kültür University (İKÜ), Turkey 0.50 1
86 Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University, Turkey 0.50 1
87 Taibah University, Saudi Arabia 0.49 2
88 Sakarya University, Turkey 0.48 3
89 Lebanese American University (LAU), Lebanon 0.47 6
90 Osmaniye Korkut Ata University (OKU), Turkey 0.46 2
91 Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia 0.43 6
92 American University of the Middle East (AUM), Kuwait 0.42 2
93 ORT Braude College of Engineering (OBC), Israel 0.38 5
94 Abdullah Gül University, Turkey 0.38 1
94 Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran 0.38 2
94 Ahvaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.38 1
95 Government College University (GCU), Pakistan 0.36 2
96 Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey 0.33 2
96 University of Malakand, Pakistan 0.33 1
96 University of Hail (UOH), Saudi Arabia 0.33 1
96 University of Karachi, Pakistan 0.33 1
97 Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Qatar 0.31 4
98 Uludag University, Turkey 0.30 14
99 Bingöl University, Turkey 0.30 2
100 Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Pakistan 0.29 1
101 Al-Mustansiriya University, Iraq 0.28 2
102 Lebanese University (LU), Lebanon 0.28 2
103 Anadolu University, Turkey 0.25 10
104 Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST), Kuwait 0.25 1
104 Ondokuz Mayis University (OMU), Turkey 0.25 1
104 University of Tabriz, Iran 0.25 1
104 Balıkesir University (BAUN), Turkey 0.25 1
104 Alzahra University, Iran 0.25 1
104 Abu Dhabi University (ADU), United Arab Emirates 0.25 1
104 Antalya International University, Turkey 0.25 1
104 Işık University, Turkey 0.25 1
104 Tunceli Üniversitesi, Turkey 0.25 1
105 Erciyes University, Turkey 0.24 4
106 University of Health Sciences Lahore, Pakistan 0.23 4
107 Arabian Gulf University (AGU), Bahrain 0.22 1
108 Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University (ACU), Turkey 0.22 5
109 TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey 0.22 72
110 University of Balamand (UOB), Lebanon 0.22 3
111 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU), Iran 0.21 3
112 Al-Baha University, Saudi Arabia 0.20 1
112 Yarmouk University, Jordan 0.20 1
112 Sami Shamoon College of Engineering (SCE), Israel 0.20 1
112 Damghan University, Iran 0.20 1
113 Hashemite University (HU), Jordan 0.20 2
114 Selcuk University, Turkey 0.20 2
115 Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman 0.19 5
116 Beirut Arab University (BAU), Lebanon 0.19 2
117 University of Science and Technology Bannu (USTB), Pakistan 0.19 1
118 Bezmialem Vakıf University, Turkey 0.18 3
119 NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan 0.18 2
120 Bethlehem University, Palestinian territories 0.17 2
121 Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology (FUUAST), Pakistan 0.17 1
121 Damascus University, Syria 0.17 1
121 Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan (AWKUM), Pakistan 0.17 1
121 University of Aleppo, Syria 0.17 1
121 Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), United Arab Emirates 0.17 1
122 University of Tabuk (UT), Saudi Arabia 0.16 12
123 Mersin University, Turkey 0.15 16
124 University of Baghdad (UOB), Iraq 0.14 2
125 Semnan University, Iran 0.14 1
125 Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (TUOMS), Iran 0.14 1
126 American University of Sharjah (AUS), United Arab Emirates 0.13 2
127 MEF University, Turkey 0.13 1
127 University of Engineering and Technology - Lahore (UET Lahore), Pakistan 0.13 1
127 University of Basrah, Iraq 0.13 1
127 Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Iran 0.13 1
127 Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University (STMU), Pakistan 0.13 1
128 Ege University, Turkey 0.12 2
129 University of Sindh, Pakistan 0.11 1
129 Samarkand State University (SSU), Uzbekistan 0.11 1
129 Samarkand Institute of Agriculture, Uzbekistan 0.11 1
129 Bülent Ecevit University, Turkey 0.11 1
130 Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Pakistan 0.10 2
131 Mirpur University of Science Technology (MUST), Pakistan 0.10 1
131 Giresun University, Turkey 0.10 1
131 University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran 0.10 1
132 Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Iran 0.10 1
133 Saint Joseph University of Beirut (USJ), Lebanon 0.09 3
134 Arab American University, Palestinian territories 0.09 1
135 St. Andrew the First Called Georgian University of Patriarchate of Georgia, Georgia 0.09 2
136 University of Sistan and Baluchestan (USB), Iran 0.09 1
136 Najran University, Saudi Arabia 0.09 1
137 Al-Nahrian University, Iraq 0.08 1
137 Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University (MSKU), Turkey 0.08 1
137 Taiz University, Yemen 0.08 1
137 Ataturk University, Turkey 0.08 1
137 Ghazi University, Pakistan 0.08 1
138 M. Kozybayev North Kazakhstan State University (NKSU), Kazakhstan 0.08 1
139 University of Gaziantep (GAUN), Turkey 0.08 72
140 Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Pakistan 0.07 1
140 Bahcesehir University (BAU), Turkey 0.07 1
140 Turkish Military Academy (TMA), Turkey 0.07 1
141 University of Tikrit, Iraq 0.06 1
141 University of Science and Culture (USC), Iran 0.06 1
141 University of Sulaimani (UOS), Iraq 0.06 1
142 Pamukkale University (PAU), Turkey 0.06 1
142 Sana'a University, Yemen 0.06 1
143 Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), Saudi Arabia 0.06 1
143 Üsküdar University, Turkey 0.06 1
143 University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 0.06 1
144 Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), Pakistan 0.05 1
145 Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey 0.05 10
146 Qassim University (QU), Saudi Arabia 0.05 1
147 Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey 0.05 1
148 International Information Technologies University (IITU), Kazakhstan 0.04 1
148 University of Babylon, Iraq 0.04 1
148 Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences (SKUMS), Iran 0.04 1
149 Gulhane Military Medical Academy (GMMA), Turkey 0.04 3
150 Bursa Orhangazi University (BOU), Turkey 0.04 1
151 Firat University, Turkey 0.04 1
152 Biruni Üniversitesi, Turkey 0.03 1
152 Karadeniz Technical University (KTU), Turkey 0.03 1
153 KTO Karatay University, Turkey 0.03 13
154 Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf Üniversitesi (FSMVU), Turkey 0.03 1
155 Al-Quds University, Palestinian territories 0.02 1
155 Wah Medical College (WMC), Pakistan 0.02 1
156 Jazan University, Saudi Arabia 0.02 7
157 Celal Bayar University (CBÜ), Turkey 0.02 16
158 Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (KUMS), Iran 0.02 1
159 King Edward Medical University (KEMU), Pakistan 0.02 1
160 Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey 0.02 2
161 Meliksah University, Turkey 0.02 1
161 Dicle University, Turkey 0.02 1
161 Namik Kemal University, Turkey 0.02 1
162 Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF), Pakistan 0.01 1
163 Adıyaman University, Turkey 0.01 18
164 Gaziosmanpaşa University, Turkey 0.01 18
165 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey 0.01 18
166 Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU), Pakistan 0.01 1
166 University of Lahore (UOL), Pakistan 0.01 1
167 Georgian Technical University (GTU), Georgia 0.00 22
168 Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Turkey 0.00 18
168 Kafkas University, Turkey 0.00 18
169 Çağ University, Turkey 0.00 17
170 Piri Reis University, Turkey 0.00 12
171 Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Iran 0.00 5
172 Kahramanmaraş Sütçüimam University (KSU), Turkey 0.00 5

Footnote

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