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 Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa 3.01 12
2 University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits University), South Africa 2.84 17
3 University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa 1.74 9
4 University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa 0.74 6
5 North-West University (NWU), South Africa 0.65 4
6 University of the Free State (UFS), South Africa 0.58 1
7 University of Zambia, Zambia 0.55 2
8 Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia 0.53 4
9 Assiut University, Egypt 0.52 3
10 University of Botswana (UB), Botswana 0.51 3
11 University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa 0.38 3
12 University of Gabès, Tunisia 0.36 1
13 Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa 0.35 4
14 Makerere University, Uganda 0.28 2
15 Marien Ngouabi University (UMNG), Congo 0.25 1
16 University of La Réunion, Reunion 0.24 6
17 University Hassan II Casablanca (UHII), Morocco 0.24 2
18 National School of Engineers of Sfax, Tunisia 0.21 1
19 University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN), Congo 0.20 1
20 University of Science and Technology Houari Boumedienne (USTHB), Algeria 0.20 1
21 Université Moulay-Ismaïl (UMI), Morocco 0.17 1
21 Hassan II Mohammedia University (UH2MC), Morocco 0.17 1
22 Pwani University (PU), Kenya 0.14 1
22 University of Nigeria (UNN), Nigeria 0.14 1
23 Alexandria University, Egypt 0.13 1
23 Abdou Moumouni University (UAM), Niger 0.13 1
23 University of Douala, Cameroon 0.13 1
24 Université Pédagogique Nationale (UPN), Congo 0.11 1
25 Rhodes University (RU), South Africa 0.09 2
26 Nelson Mandela University (NMU), South Africa 0.08 1
26 Tanta University, Egypt 0.08 1
27 University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 0.08 1
27 Technical University of Kenya (TUK), Kenya 0.08 1
28 Réseau Universitaire de Physique des Hautes Energies (RUPHE), Morocco 0.07 1
29 Ain Shams University, Egypt 0.06 1
30 Université Omar Bongo, Gabon 0.05 1
31 Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD), Senegal 0.05 1
32 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya 0.04 1
33 University of Lagos (Unilag), Nigeria 0.04 1
33 University of Ghana, Ghana 0.04 1
34 American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt 0.03 1
35 University of Yaounde I (UYI), Cameroon 0.03 1
36 Abdelmalek Essaâdi University (UAE), Morocco 0.01 1

Footnote

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