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 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 26.80 272
2 Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Italy 21.62 89
3 University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy 19.43 188
4 University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy 15.87 118
5 University of Turin (UNITO), Italy 14.54 136
6 University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy 13.98 126
7 University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy 10.90 150
8 University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy 10.43 157
9 Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy 10.07 60
10 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 9.95 201
11 Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), Italy 8.80 129
12 University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy 8.63 164
13 University of Genova, Italy 7.34 180
14 University of Pisa (UNIPI), Italy 6.72 188
15 Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy 5.75 31
16 University of Trieste (UNITS), Italy 5.36 116
17 University of Salento, Italy 5.31 97
18 University of Trento (UNITN), Italy 4.75 62
19 University of Salerno (UNISA), Italy 4.34 30
20 University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy 4.05 87
21 University of Bari Aldo Moro (UniBA), Italy 3.81 111
22 University of Pavia (UNIPV), Italy 3.64 130
23 National Interuniversity Consortium for the Physical Sciences of Matter (CNISM), Italy 3.44 23
24 Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), Italy 3.32 22
25 University of Ferrara (UNIFE), Italy 2.89 60
26 University of Perugia, Italy 2.80 81
27 University of Catania, Italy 2.64 77
28 University of Roma Tre, Italy 2.50 91
29 University of Cagliari (UNICA), Italy 2.49 51
30 University of Camerino (UNICAM), Italy 2.33 8
31 University of L'Aquila (UNIVAQ), Italy 2.28 24
32 Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy 2.10 83
33 Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (UCSC), Italy 2.03 6
34 University of Palermo (UNIPA), Italy 2.00 30
35 University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), Italy 1.99 41
36 University of Insubria, Italy 1.67 12
37 University of Brescia (UNIBS), Italy 1.56 10
38 University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy 1.50 5
39 IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy 1.25 3
40 University of Udine (UNIUD), Italy 1.24 87
41 University of Parma (UNIPR), Italy 1.19 10
42 University of Siena (UNISI), Italy 0.99 30
43 University of Tuscia (UNITUS), Italy 0.70 2
44 University of Eastern Piedmont "Amedeo Avogadro" (UNIPMN), Italy 0.58 71
45 University of Messina (UNIME), Italy 0.47 27
46 University of Bergamo, Italy 0.25 1
47 University of Verona (UNIVR), Italy 0.20 3
48 Marche Polytechnic University (UNIVPM), Italy 0.20 3
49 Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS Pavia), Italy 0.18 3
50 Ca' Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE), Italy 0.18 2
51 Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa (SSSA), Italy 0.17 3
52 Parthenope University of Naples, Italy 0.17 24
53 Universita' degli Studi Niccolo' Cusano, Italy 0.10 2
54 University of Basilicata, Italy 0.06 66
55 University of Magna Graecia (UMG), Italy 0.06 2
56 Guglielmo Marconi University (GMU), Italy 0.02 39
57 University of Urbino, Italy 0.02 27
58 University of Sassari (UniSS), Italy 0.01 2
58 University of Molise (UNIMOL), Italy 0.01 2
59 Pegaso University (Unipegaso), Italy 0.01 4
60 University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (UNICAS), Italy 0.01 1
61 eCampus University, Italy 0.00 1

Footnote

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