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 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 76.92 143
2 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 48.74 123
3 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 37.76 115
4 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 18.70 55
5 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 15.99 44
6 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 10.97 34
7 University of Haifa (HU), Israel 9.69 25
8 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 6.12 35
9 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 2.09 54
10 Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer, Israel 1.84 19
11 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 1.45 19
12 Boğaziçi University (BU), Turkey 0.90 6
13 Istanbul University, Turkey 0.84 15
14 Sabanci University (SU), Turkey 0.79 2
15 Koç University (KU), Turkey 0.63 7
16 Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates 0.63 1
17 University of Isfahan (UI), Iran 0.56 2
18 Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran 0.41 3
19 Hacettepe University, Turkey 0.41 10
20 United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), United Arab Emirates 0.38 7
21 Ahvaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.38 1
22 Bilkent University, Turkey 0.35 6
23 Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), Israel 0.33 1
24 Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Pakistan 0.33 2
25 The University of Jordan, Jordan 0.32 6
26 Nazarbayev University (NU), Kazakhstan 0.24 4
27 University of Health Sciences Lahore, Pakistan 0.23 4
28 Arabian Gulf University (AGU), Bahrain 0.22 1
29 Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University (ACU), Turkey 0.22 5
30 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU), Iran 0.21 3
31 Lebanese American University (LAU), Lebanon 0.21 3
32 University of the Punjab, Pakistan 0.20 2
33 Kuwait University (KU), Kuwait 0.20 5
34 Al-Baha University, Saudi Arabia 0.20 1
35 American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon 0.19 4
36 University of Science and Technology Bannu (USTB), Pakistan 0.19 1
37 Bezmialem Vakıf University, Turkey 0.18 3
38 Marmara University, Turkey 0.18 4
39 Bethlehem University, Palestinian territories 0.17 2
40 Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan (AWKUM), Pakistan 0.17 1
41 University of Baghdad (UOB), Iraq 0.14 2
42 Ilia State University, Georgia 0.14 1
43 University of Peshawar, Pakistan 0.13 1
43 Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University (STMU), Pakistan 0.13 1
44 Uludag University, Turkey 0.11 3
45 National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan 0.11 2
46 Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Turkey 0.11 1
46 ORT Braude College of Engineering (OBC), Israel 0.11 1
46 Erciyes University, Turkey 0.11 2
46 Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU), Kazakhstan 0.11 1
47 Open University of Israel (OPENU), Israel 0.10 1
47 University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran 0.10 1
48 Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Iran 0.10 1
49 Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia 0.10 4
50 Ankara University, Turkey 0.10 1
51 Saint Joseph University of Beirut (USJ), Lebanon 0.09 3
52 Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey 0.09 2
53 Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Pakistan 0.09 1
54 Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University (MSKU), Turkey 0.08 1
54 Ariel University (AU), Israel 0.08 1
54 Ghazi University, Pakistan 0.08 1
55 Qatar University, Qatar 0.08 2
56 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 0.08 1
56 Taibah University, Saudi Arabia 0.08 1
57 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 0.07 1
58 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran 0.07 1
59 Gazi University, Turkey 0.07 2
60 University of Science and Culture (USC), Iran 0.06 1
61 Pamukkale University (PAU), Turkey 0.06 1
62 Hashemite University (HU), Jordan 0.06 1
62 Üsküdar University, Turkey 0.06 1
63 Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), Pakistan 0.05 1
64 Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey 0.05 2
65 Qassim University (QU), Saudi Arabia 0.05 1
66 Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman 0.05 2
67 Yerevan State University (YSU), Armenia 0.05 2
68 Ege University, Turkey 0.05 1
69 Mersin University, Turkey 0.04 2
70 Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Iran 0.04 1
71 Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar 0.04 2
72 Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences (SKUMS), Iran 0.04 1
73 Gulhane Military Medical Academy (GMMA), Turkey 0.04 3
74 Firat University, Turkey 0.04 1
75 Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey 0.03 2
76 Biruni Üniversitesi, Turkey 0.03 1
76 Karadeniz Technical University (KTU), Turkey 0.03 1
77 Sapir College, Israel 0.03 1
78 Al-Quds University, Palestinian territories 0.02 1
78 Wah Medical College (WMC), Pakistan 0.02 1
79 Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (KUMS), Iran 0.02 1
80 King Edward Medical University (KEMU), Pakistan 0.02 1
80 Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Pakistan 0.02 1
81 University of Tabuk (UT), Saudi Arabia 0.02 1
82 Dicle University, Turkey 0.02 1
82 Namik Kemal University, Turkey 0.02 1
83 St. Andrew the First Called Georgian University of Patriarchate of Georgia, Georgia 0.01 1
84 Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF), Pakistan 0.01 1
85 Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU), Pakistan 0.01 1
85 University of Lahore (UOL), Pakistan 0.01 1
86 Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey 0.01 1
86 L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (ENU), Kazakhstan 0.01 1

Footnote

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