2016 tables: Institutions - physical 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 Toronto (U of T), Canada 69.18 250
2 University of Waterloo, Canada 40.16 105
3 McGill University, Canada 38.46 169
4 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 37.11 175
5 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 24.71 147
6 McMaster University, Canada 12.62 37
7 National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS), Canada 11.64 28
8 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 11.16 118
9 University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke), Canada 10.80 37
10 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 8.87 141
11 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 7.49 22
12 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 6.80 20
13 University of Manitoba, Canada 6.23 109
14 Polytechnique Montréal, Canada 6.21 20
15 University of Victoria (UVic), Canada 5.66 120
16 Western University (UWO), Canada 5.10 31
17 Queen's University, Canada 4.59 105
18 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 4.26 104
19 University of Guelph, Canada 2.92 111
20 York University, Canada 2.88 103
21 Dalhousie University, Canada 2.84 12
22 Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada 1.89 5
23 Carleton University, Canada 1.56 101
24 Laval University (UL), Canada 1.54 7
25 Concordia University, Canada 1.45 7
26 University of Winnipeg, Canada 1.45 5
27 University of Windsor (UWin), Canada 1.10 7
27 Brock University, Canada 1.10 8
28 Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), Canada 0.99 4
29 University of Quebec, Canada 0.94 3
30 Ryerson University, Canada 0.67 1
31 Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada 0.40 1
32 St. Francis Xavier University (StFX), Canada 0.38 1
33 Trent University, Canada 0.33 1
33 Cégep de Granby, Canada 0.33 1
34 Saint Mary's University (SMU), Canada 0.32 4
35 University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada 0.27 2
36 Laurentian University, Canada 0.26 3
37 University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada 0.26 2
38 École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Canada 0.13 1
38 Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), Canada 0.13 1
39 University of Regina, Canada 0.12 22
40 Lakehead University, Canada 0.11 1
40 Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU), Canada 0.11 2
41 Brandon University (BU), Canada 0.08 1
42 Mount Allison University, Canada 0.05 1
43 University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Canada 0.04 1
44 University of Moncton, Canada 0.03 1
45 Acadia University, Canada 0.00 1

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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