2016 tables: Institutions - life 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 Padova (UNIPD), Italy 13.44 59
2 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 12.00 58
3 University of Turin (UNITO), Italy 10.68 63
4 University of Trento (UNITN), Italy 7.73 28
5 University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy 7.37 52
6 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 7.29 46
7 University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy 6.99 65
8 University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy 5.74 32
9 University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy 5.35 33
10 University of Verona (UNIVR), Italy 5.09 32
11 University of Pisa (UNIPI), Italy 4.80 28
12 University of Chieti (Ud'A), Italy 4.60 14
13 Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Italy 3.99 9
14 University of Siena (UNISI), Italy 3.44 24
15 University of Parma (UNIPR), Italy 3.30 24
16 University of Pavia (UNIPV), Italy 2.99 27
17 University of Genova, Italy 2.90 27
18 University of Trieste (UNITS), Italy 2.68 18
19 University of Perugia, Italy 2.66 24
20 University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy 2.57 29
21 University of Ferrara (UNIFE), Italy 2.40 19
22 University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), Italy 2.37 18
23 University of Bari Aldo Moro (UniBA), Italy 2.37 22
24 Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (UniSR), Italy 2.01 20
25 University of Magna Graecia (UMG), Italy 1.86 9
26 University of Insubria, Italy 1.70 10
27 Marche Polytechnic University (UNIVPM), Italy 1.51 12
28 Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy 1.31 6
29 University of Brescia (UNIBS), Italy 1.22 10
30 University of Salerno (UNISA), Italy 1.20 10
31 IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy 1.00 2
32 University of Palermo (UNIPA), Italy 0.98 10
33 Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (UCSC), Italy 0.74 11
34 University of Tuscia (UNITUS), Italy 0.71 9
35 University of Eastern Piedmont "Amedeo Avogadro" (UNIPMN), Italy 0.63 10
36 University of Udine (UNIUD), Italy 0.58 12
37 University of Catania, Italy 0.55 12
38 University of Molise (UNIMOL), Italy 0.53 6
39 University of Messina (UNIME), Italy 0.53 6
40 University of Salento, Italy 0.51 8
41 LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy 0.50 1
42 Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), Italy 0.44 6
43 University of Roma Tre, Italy 0.43 7
44 University of Cagliari (UNICA), Italy 0.41 6
45 University of Sassari (UniSS), Italy 0.33 14
46 Foro Italico University of Rome, Italy 0.33 4
47 Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy 0.31 9
48 University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy 0.30 5
49 Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS Pavia), Italy 0.29 3
50 Milan Center for Neuroscience, Italy 0.26 3
51 University of L'Aquila (UNIVAQ), Italy 0.19 2
52 San Luigi University Hospital, Italy 0.19 1
53 Humanitas University, Italy 0.19 4
54 University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy 0.18 8
55 National Interuniversity Consortium for the Physical Sciences of Matter (CNISM), Italy 0.16 2
56 University of Camerino (UNICAM), Italy 0.13 5
57 Campus Bio-Medico University, Italy 0.13 1
58 Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (UniBz), Italy 0.12 2
59 University of Urbino, Italy 0.10 6
60 University of Foggia (UNIFG), Italy 0.10 2
61 Bocconi University, Italy 0.08 1
62 University of Sannio, Italy 0.05 2
63 Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy 0.04 5
64 European School of Molecular Medicine (SEMM), Italy 0.04 1
65 Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa (SSSA), Italy 0.02 2
66 University of Basilicata, Italy 0.02 2
67 Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), Italy 0.00 1
67 Università Iuav di Venezia (IUAV), Italy 0.00 1
67 Ca' Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE), Italy 0.00 1
67 University of Teramo (UniTE), Italy 0.00 1
67 Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria (UNIRC), Italy 0.00 1
67 University for Foreigners Perugia (UNISTRAPG), Italy 0.00 1
67 Orientale University of Naples, Italy 0.00 1
67 Parthenope University of Naples, Italy 0.00 1
67 University of Macerata (UNIMC), Italy 0.00 1
67 University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (UNICAS), Italy 0.00 1
67 University of Bergamo, Italy 0.00 1

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