2016 tables: Institutions

Table criteria

The 2016 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.

2015 Institution Share 2015
1 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 146.83
2 Monash University, Australia 118.09
3 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 113.92
4 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 105.14
5 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 103.45
6 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 80.04
7 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 59.68
8 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 48.65
9 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 38.2
10 Curtin University, Australia 29.16
11 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 25.14
12 Macquarie University, Australia 22.68
13 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 22.63
14 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 21.62
15 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 18.97
16 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 15.89
17 Deakin University, Australia 14.87
18 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 14.39
19 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 13.85
20 Griffith University, Australia 13.27
21 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 12.78
22 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia 12.13
23 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 11.25
24 La Trobe University, Australia 11.12
25 Flinders University, Australia 10.2
26 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 7.82
27 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 7.3
28 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 7.18
29 Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Australia 6.19
30 Western Sydney University, Australia 5
31 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 4.99
32 Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia 4.65
33 Government of Western Australia, Australia 4.46
34 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 4.44
35 Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (Baker IDI), Australia 4.33
36 Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Australia 3.85
37 Melbourne Health, Australia 3.57
38 Murdoch University, Australia 3.44
39 St Vincent's Health Australia, Australia 2.82
40 SA Health, Australia 2.79
41 Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Australia 2.66
42 Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, Australia 2.44
43 The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne (RCH), Australia 2.3
44 University of New England (UNE), Australia 1.9
45 South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Australia 1.85
46 South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water), Australia 1.84
47 University of Canberra, Australia 1.74
48 Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Australia 1.71
49 Geoscience Australia, Australia 1.69
50 Burnet Institute, Australia 1.63
51 Children's Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA), Australia 1.26
52 Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Australia 1.25
53 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), State Government Victoria, Australia 1.19
54 Westmead Hospital (WSLHD), Australia 1.03
55 Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE), Australia 0.87
56 The Heart Research Institute (HRI), Australia 0.81
57 Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia 0.79
58 Schizophrenia Research Institute, Australia 0.71
59 Royal Perth Hospital, Australia 0.7
60 Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO), Australia 0.69
61 Mater Health Services, Australia 0.66
62 Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI), Australia 0.65
63 The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI), Australia 0.64
64 South Australian Museum, Australia 0.64
65 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), Australia 0.63
66 Queensland Museum (QM), Australia 0.63
67 Melanoma Institute Australia, Australia 0.61
68 Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Australia 0.59
69 Metro South Health, Australia 0.57
70 Department of Industry, Australia 0.55
71 ATRAD Pty Ltd., Australia 0.53
72 Western Australian Museum, Australia 0.52
73 Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG), Australia 0.5
74 Monash Health, Australia 0.49
75 NSW Sydney Local Health District (SLHD), Australia 0.48
76 Austin Health, Australia 0.48
77 NSW Ministry of Health, Australia 0.47
78 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia 0.45
79 NSW Department of Industry, Australia 0.42
80 Newcrest Mining Limited, Australia 0.4
80 Phillip Island Nature Parks, Australia 0.4
80 Department of Water Western Australia, Australia 0.4
80 Frontier Training and Technology Pty Ltd., Australia 0.4
81 Alchemia Limited, Australia 0.4
82 Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Australia 0.39
83 Telethon Kids Institute, Australia 0.38
84 Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), Australia 0.34
85 Integria Healthcare Pty Ltd., Australia 0.33
85 Pinches Group, Australia 0.33
86 Melbourne Water Corporation, Australia 0.32
87 CSL Limited, Australia 0.31
88 Origin Energy Limited, Australia 0.28
89 Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia 0.26
90 Bionics Institute, Australia 0.26
90 National ICT Australia (NICTA), Australia 0.26
91 Barwon Health, Australia 0.26
92 Institute of Mine Seismology (IMS), Australia 0.25
92 Department of Defence, Australia, Australia 0.25
92 Dairy Innovation Australia Ltd. (DIAL), Australia 0.25
92 PV Lighthouse, Australia 0.25
93 Alfred Health, Australia 0.25
94 Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia 0.24
95 Water Corporation, Australia 0.23
96 Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), Queensland, Australia 0.23
97 South East Water Corporation, Australia 0.22
98 NSW South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), Australia 0.22
99 Oral Health CRC, Australia 0.21
100 Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI), Australia 0.21
101 Macquarie Group Limited, Australia 0.2
101 Australian College of Optometry (ACO), Australia 0.2
102 Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC), Australia 0.19
103 Cancer Council Victoria, Australia 0.17
104 GHD Pty Ltd., Australia 0.17
104 Council of the City of Gold Coast, Australia 0.17
105 Federation University Australia, Australia 0.17
106 PathWest Laboratory Medicine of Western Australia, Australia 0.16
107 Epworth HealthCare, Australia 0.15
108 Queensland Health, Australia 0.14
109 Nanophotonics Pty Ltd., Australia 0.13
109 Progen Pharmaceuticals Limited, Australia 0.13
109 OTBC Pty Ltd., Australia 0.13
109 Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), Australia 0.13
110 Cooperative Research Centre for Polymers (CRC for Polymers), Australia 0.12
111 Australian Defence Force (ADF), Australia 0.12
112 Water and Health Pty Ltd., Australia 0.1
112 Geological Survey of Australia, Australia 0.1
112 NextCell Pty Ltd., Australia 0.1
112 D3 Consulting Group Pty Ltd., Australia 0.1
112 CSIRO Australian Cotton Research Institute, Australia 0.1
113 Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation, Australia 0.1
114 Trajan Scientific and Medical, Australia 0.09
115 Australian Speleological Federation (ASF Inc.), Australia 0.09
115 University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia 0.09
116 Children's Health Queensland (CHQ), Australia 0.09
117 The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Australia 0.09
118 The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA), Australia 0.09
119 Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI), Australia 0.08
119 Bond University, Australia 0.08
120 NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), Australia 0.08
120 Primary Care Genetics, Australia 0.08
121 Centre for Vascular Research (CVR), Australia 0.07
122 Australian National Herbarium, Australia 0.07
122 Hume Livestock Health and Pest Authority, Australia 0.07
123 Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Australia 0.07
124 NSW Health, Australia 0.07
125 Central Queensland University (CQU), Australia 0.07
126 Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH), Australia 0.07
127 NSW Health Pathology, Australia 0.06
128 Australian Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (AB-CRC), Australia 0.06
128 Poultry CRC, Australia 0.06
129 Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI), Australia 0.06
130 Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM), Australia 0.06
131 Ozgene Pty Ltd., Australia 0.06
131 Victoria University (VU), Australia 0.06
132 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP), Australia 0.06
133 Menzies School of Health Research, Australia 0.05
134 TissuPath Pty Ltd., Australia 0.05
135 Frogtech Pty Ltd., Australia 0.05
136 Liverpool Hospital, Australia 0.05
137 Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH), Australia 0.05
138 The Royal Women's Hospital, Australia 0.04
139 Millennium Science Pty Ltd., Australia 0.04
140 Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Australia 0.04
141 Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia 0.04
142 SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Australia 0.03
143 Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG), Australia 0.03
144 Center for Biodiversity Management (CBM), Australia 0.03
145 Museums Victoria, Australia 0.03
146 Sonic Healthcare Limited, Australia 0.03
147 Ego Pharmaceuticals Pty. Ltd., Australia 0.03
147 Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Australia 0.03
147 Australian Wound Management Association, Australia 0.03
147 Silver Chain Group, Australia 0.03
147 Royal District Nursing Service Limited (RDNS), Australia 0.03
147 Blue Care, Australia 0.03
147 Tissue Therapies Limited, Australia 0.03
147 The Wesley Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine (WCHM), Australia 0.03
148 Busselton Population Medical Research Institute (BPMRI), Australia 0.03
149 Black Dog Institute, Australia 0.03
150 The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH), Australia 0.03
151 National Museum of Australia (NMA), Australia 0.02
152 Griffith Base Hospital, Australia 0.02
153 Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA), Australia 0.02
154 Australian Army Malaria Institute (AMI), Australia 0.02
155 Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation Incorporated (RPHMRF), Australia 0.02
156 King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women (KEMH), Australia 0.02
157 The George Institute for Global Health (TGI), Australia 0.02
158 Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL), Australia 0.02
159 Lung Institute of Western Australia (LIWA), Australia 0.02
160 Seqwater, Australia 0.02
161 Australian Catholic University (ACU), Australia 0.01
162 Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), Australia 0.01
163 Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, Australia 0.01
164 Ramsay Health Care, Australia 0.01
165 Cancer Therapeutics CRC (CTx), Australia 0.01
166 Holstein Australia, Australia 0.01
166 Australian Dairy Herd Improvement Scheme (ADHIS), Australia 0.01
166 Genetics Australia, Australia 0.01
166 Devondale Murray Goulburn, Australia 0.01
166 Jersey Australia, Australia 0.01
167 South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD), Australia 0.01
168 Woolcock Institute of Medical Research (WIMR), Australia 0.01
169 St John of God Health Care (SJGHC), Australia 0.01
170 Cochlear Ltd., Australia 0.01
171 Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne (RBG Melbourne), Australia 0.01
172 Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology (DHM), Australia 0
173 Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA), Australia 0
173 Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG), Australia 0
174 Townsville Hospital, Australia 0

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