2016 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - academic

Table criteria

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

2015 Institution FC 2015
1 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 86.99
2 University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder), United States of America (USA) 74.17
3 University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 72.62
4 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 68.07
5 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 66.53
6 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 62.26
7 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 50.61
8 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 48.5
9 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 44.57
10 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 44.12
11 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 43.08
12 Peking University (PKU), China 41.32
13 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 41.18
14 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 40.61
15 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 40.41
16 Nanjing University (NJU), China 40.3
17 University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), United States of America (USA) 38.44
18 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 36.69
19 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 36.6
20 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 36.11
21 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 35.09
22 Tsinghua University (TH), China 34.97
23 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 33.05
24 University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK) 33.04
25 Arizona State University (ASU), United States of America (USA) 31.93
26 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 31.65
27 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 31.37
28 The University of Arizona (Arizona), United States of America (USA) 31.35
29 University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia 30.92
30 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 30.53
31 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 29.61
32 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 29.43
33 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 29.2
34 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 28.69
35 University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UH Mānoa), United States of America (USA) 28.02
36 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 27.5
37 Oregon State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 26.65
38 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 25.61
39 Paris Diderot University (Paris 7), France 25.59
40 University of Florida (UF), United States of America (USA) 25.53
41 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 24.92
42 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 24.69
43 Tongji University, China 24.25
44 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), United States of America (USA) 23.93
45 Brown University, United States of America (USA) 23.64
46 Tohoku University, Japan 23.16
47 University of California Riverside (UCR), United States of America (USA) 23.13
48 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 22.75
49 University of California Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 22.11
50 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 21.8
51 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 21.76
52 University of California Davis (UC Davis), United States of America (USA) 21.73
53 University College London (UCL), United Kingdom (UK) 21.73
54 Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark 21.72
55 Stockholm University, Sweden 21.71
56 The University of Iowa (UI), United States of America (USA) 21.61
57 McGill University, Canada 21.52
58 Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), United States of America (USA) 21.37
59 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 20.67
60 University of Exeter, United Kingdom (UK) 20.56
61 University of Utah (Utah), United States of America (USA) 20.53
62 University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 20.45
63 University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark 19.88
64 Colorado State University, United States of America (USA) 19.46
65 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 19.19
66 Johns Hopkins University (JHU), United States of America (USA) 19.12
67 Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), United States of America (USA) 19.04
68 Rice University, United States of America (USA) 19.03
69 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 18.93
70 Duke University, United States of America (USA) 18.52
71 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 18.44
72 State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY Stony Brook), United States of America (USA) 18.39
73 University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), United States of America (USA) 18.28
74 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 18.22
75 Monash University, Australia 17.9
76 University of Bern, Switzerland 17.79
77 Hokkaido University, Japan 17.71
78 University of Southern California (USC), United States of America (USA) 17.4
79 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 17.19
80 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 16.72
81 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 16.7
82 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 16.46
83 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 16.45
84 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 16.39
85 Ghent University (UGent), Belgium 16.26
86 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 16.17
87 University of Southampton (Soton), United Kingdom (UK) 16.15
88 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China 16.08
89 Kyoto University, Japan 16.01
90 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 15.45
91 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 15.3
92 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU), United States of America (USA) 15.29
93 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 15.25
94 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 15.14
95 Curtin University, Australia 15
96 University of Miami (UM), United States of America (USA) 14.82
97 University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst), United States of America (USA) 14.66
98 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 14.46
99 The Ohio State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 14.28
100 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 14.21

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. It is important for users to understand that the data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, that they cover the natural sciences only and that outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output). We encourage users to combine the free-to-access Nature Index data with information from other sources.

The tables were last updated on 7 June 2018 with the most recent institution and article corrections.

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