2016 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - 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 Turin (UNITO), Italy 6.00 13
2 University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy 5.02 16
3 University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy 4.49 12
4 University of Roma Tre, Italy 4.18 9
5 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 3.62 17
6 University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy 3.26 16
7 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 2.60 10
8 University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy 2.29 5
9 University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy 2.17 13
10 Marche Polytechnic University (UNIVPM), Italy 2.17 3
11 University of Basilicata, Italy 1.80 6
12 Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy 1.76 5
13 University of Urbino, Italy 1.50 4
14 University of Parma (UNIPR), Italy 1.50 2
15 University of Genova, Italy 1.40 3
15 University of Verona (UNIVR), Italy 1.40 2
16 University of L'Aquila (UNIVAQ), Italy 1.35 4
17 Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy 1.22 5
18 University of Palermo (UNIPA), Italy 1.11 6
19 University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy 1.09 5
20 University of Catania, Italy 1.09 6
21 University of Pavia (UNIPV), Italy 0.99 5
22 University of Salerno (UNISA), Italy 0.83 2
23 Ca' Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE), Italy 0.83 4
24 University of Insubria, Italy 0.80 1
25 University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), Italy 0.71 2
26 University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy 0.67 1
27 University of Trento (UNITN), Italy 0.52 2
28 University of Pisa (UNIPI), Italy 0.48 5
29 University of Sassari (UniSS), Italy 0.43 2
30 University of Trieste (UNITS), Italy 0.42 3
31 National Interuniversity Consortium for the Physical Sciences of Matter (CNISM), Italy 0.39 3
32 University of Siena (UNISI), Italy 0.35 3
33 University of Bari Aldo Moro (UniBA), Italy 0.33 2
34 University of Perugia, Italy 0.26 4
35 University of Chieti (Ud'A), Italy 0.25 1
36 University of Tuscia (UNITUS), Italy 0.25 4
37 University of Foggia (UNIFG), Italy 0.23 2
38 University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy 0.17 2
39 University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (UNICAS), Italy 0.15 1
40 Bocconi University, Italy 0.11 1
41 Parthenope University of Naples, Italy 0.08 1
42 Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), Italy 0.07 2
43 University of Salento, Italy 0.04 1
44 University of Ferrara (UNIFE), Italy 0.03 1
45 Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (UniBz), Italy 0.01 1

Footnote

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