2016 tables: Institutions

Table criteria

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

2015 Institution FC 2015
1 National Research Council (CNR), Italy 139.21
2 National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Italy 124.74
3 Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS), Italy 52.43
4 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 49.45
5 Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Italy 47.88
6 University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy 44.71
7 National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), Italy 39.77
8 University of Turin (UNITO), Italy 37.25
9 University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy 36.54
10 University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy 33.98
11 National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Italy 33.36
12 University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy 29.47
13 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 29.04
14 University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy 26.3
15 International School for Advanced Studies (ISAS), Italy 25.16
16 University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy 18.91
17 Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy 18.68
18 Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy 16.63
19 University of Pisa (UNIPI), Italy 16.57
20 University of Trieste (UNITS), Italy 14.49
21 University of Pavia (UNIPV), Italy 14.38
22 University of Genova, Italy 14.07
23 University of Salerno (UNISA), Italy 13.68
24 University of Trento (UNITN), Italy 12.98
25 Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), Italy 10.55
26 Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Italy 10.26
27 University of Bari Aldo Moro (UniBA), Italy 9.88
28 University of Perugia, Italy 9.7
29 University of Parma (UNIPR), Italy 9.13
30 University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy 8.93
31 Laboratory for the Synthesis and Characterisation of Organometallic Molecular Materials (CR LASCAMM), Italy 8.32
32 University of Ferrara (UNIFE), Italy 8.21
33 Italian Foundation for Cancer Research (FIRC), Italy 7.93
34 Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy 7.88
35 University of Cagliari (UNICA), Italy 7.71
36 International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Italy 7.28
37 University of Roma Tre, Italy 7.19
38 University of Verona (UNIVR), Italy 6.79
39 University of Salento, Italy 6.25
40 University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), Italy 6.12
41 University of Siena (UNISI), Italy 6.03
42 University of Insubria, Italy 5.65
43 University of L'Aquila (UNIVAQ), Italy 5.49
44 University of Catania, Italy 5.46
45 University of Messina (UNIME), Italy 5.22
46 Telethon Foundation, Italy 5.16
47 University of Chieti (Ud'A), Italy 5.1
48 University of Brescia (UNIBS), Italy 4.66
49 University of Eastern Piedmont "Amedeo Avogadro" (UNIPMN), Italy 4.51
50 National Interuniversity Consortium for the Physical Sciences of Matter (CNISM), Italy 4.35
51 Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy 4.2
52 University of Palermo (UNIPA), Italy 3.98
53 University of Camerino (UNICAM), Italy 3.45
54 Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (UCSC), Italy 3.37
55 Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Italy 3.34
56 Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), Italy 3.32
57 Ca' Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE), Italy 3.31
58 University of Udine (UNIUD), Italy 3.2
59 Marche Polytechnic University, Italy 3.07
60 University of Urbino, Italy 3
61 Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM), Italy 2.92
62 Italy Ministry of Health, Italy 2.72
63 Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK), Italy 2.52
64 University of Sassari (UniSS), Italy 2.51
65 Fondazione Piemontese per la Ricerca sul Cancro Onlus (FPRC), Italy 2.44
66 University of Magna Graecia (UMG), Italy 2.4
67 University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy 2.3
68 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM), Italy 2.16
69 Edmund Mach Foundation, Italy 2.06
70 University of Basilicata, Italy 1.99
71 National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), Italy 1.8
72 Techint Group, Italy 1.58
73 University of Tuscia (UNITUS), Italy 1.46
74 Eni s.p.a., Italy 1.28
75 Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn Napoli, Italy 1.26
76 IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy 1.25
77 ReiThera Srl, Italy 1.12
78 Institute for Scientific Interchange (ISI), Italy 0.98
79 Niguarda Hospital, Italy 0.91
80 University of Teramo (UniTE), Italy 0.78
81 Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine (IIGM), Italy 0.76
82 Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of Agricultural Economics (CREA), Italy 0.72
83 Siena Biotech S.p.A, Italy 0.71
84 Ceinge - Biotecnologie Avanzate S.C. a r.l., Italy 0.7
85 Institute for Research Chemical and Biochemical G. Ronzoni, Italy 0.63
86 Italian Space Agency (ASI), Italy 0.62
87 Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), Italy 0.6
88 Bracco Imaging S.p.A., Italy 0.58
89 University of Molise (UNIMOL), Italy 0.56
90 Istituto Toscano Tumori (ITT), Italy 0.54
91 LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy 0.5
92 Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Parma, Italy 0.47
93 Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS Pavia), Italy 0.47
94 Innovative Solutions S.r.l., Italy 0.47
95 Il Museo della Fisica e il Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi (Centro Fermi), Italy 0.46
96 Italfarmaco S.p.A., Italy 0.45
97 Parthenope University of Naples, Italy 0.45
98 European Brain Research Institute (EBRI), Italy 0.44
99 National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), Italy 0.42
100 University Hospital of Verona, Italy 0.41
101 Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF) S.C.p.A., Italy 0.4
101 Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy 0.4
102 Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Italy 0.39
103 Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia (CRS4), Italy 0.37
104 Rome International Center for Materials Science of Superstripes (RICMASS), Italy 0.35
105 Fondazione Eleonora Lorillard Spencer Cenci, Italy 0.33
106 Foro Italico University of Rome, Italy 0.33
107 University of Foggia (UNIFG), Italy 0.33
108 Civil Protection Department, Italy 0.32
109 Campus Bio-Medico University, Italy 0.32
110 Emergency, Italy 0.29
111 Wise S.r.l., Italy 0.29
112 San Raffaele S.p.A., Italy 0.27
113 Milan Center for Neuroscience, Italy 0.26
114 University of Bergamo, Italy 0.25
115 GENERA, Italy 0.25
115 Merck Research Laboratories Rome (IRBM), Italy 0.25
115 AMRA S.c. a r.l., Italy 0.25
115 Centre of Integrated Geomorphology for the Mediterranean Area (CGIAM), Italy 0.25
116 Siena University Hospital, Italy 0.24
117 Newron Pharmaceuticals SpA, Italy 0.23
118 Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Puglia e della Basilicata, Italy 0.22
119 A.O.U. Citta della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, Italy 0.21
120 Sifagest Scarl, Italy 0.2
120 Istituto Italiano di Preistoria e Protostoria (IIPP), Italy 0.2
120 Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Toscana, Italy 0.2
121 Bocconi University, Italy 0.19
122 San Luigi University Hospital, Italy 0.19
123 Cluster in Biomedicine, Italy 0.18
124 Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa (SSSA), Italy 0.17
125 Azienda Sanitaria Locale (ASL Latina), Italy 0.17
125 The Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy 0.17
126 Mediterranean Institute of Fundamental Physics (MIFP), Italy 0.16
127 University of Cassino, Italy 0.16
128 Azienda Ospedaliera SS. Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo, Italy 0.16
129 Italian Foundation Myelodysplastic Syndromes ONLUS (FISM), Italy 0.16
130 Ephoran Multi Imaging Solutions S.r.l., Italy 0.15
131 High Technology Consortium for Cultural Heritage (DATABENC S.C.a R.L), Italy 0.15
131 Azienda USL di Modena, Italy 0.15
132 Fondazione Ri.MED, Italy 0.15
133 Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute (IOR), Italy 0.14
134 Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico S.p.A. (RSE), Italy 0.14
134 CBM s.c.r.l., Italy 0.14
134 Geological Observatory of Coldigioco (OGC), Italy 0.14
134 e-GEOS, Italy 0.14
135 Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (UniBz), Italy 0.14
136 Chromaleont s.r.L., Italy 0.14
137 Ospedale di Circolo, Italy 0.13
138 Porto Conte Ricerche srl, Italy 0.13
139 Galliera Hospital, Italy 0.13
140 Veneto Nanotech s.c.p.a., Italy 0.13
141 Fondazione Pisa, Italy 0.12
142 MIST E-R S.C.R.L., Italy 0.11
143 MultiMedica Group, Italy 0.11
143 BioRep Srl, Italy 0.11
144 European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC), Italy 0.11
145 Enel Foundation, Italy 0.11
146 Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli (LIPU), Italy 0.1
146 Paleosofia-APEMA Research and Educational Service, Italy 0.1
146 M.I.H. Foundation - Mediterranean Institute of Haematology, Italy 0.1
146 Biki Technologies s.r.l., Italy 0.1
147 Universita' degli Studi Niccolo' Cusano, Italy 0.1
148 Centro Regionale Malattie del Sangue, Italy 0.09
149 General Hospital of Bolzano, Italy 0.09
150 Centro Traumatologico Ortopedico (CTO), Italy 0.09
151 IGA Technology Services, Italy 0.09
152 Azienda Sanitaria di Firenze (ASF), Italy 0.08
153 Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (IAM), Italy 0.08
153 Saes Group, Italy 0.08
153 Ospedale G.Tatarella di Cerignola, Italy 0.08
153 Istituto Clinico Città Studi S.P.A., Italy 0.08
154 Ospedale Regionale Per Le Microcitemie, Italy 0.08
155 Guglielmo Marconi University (GMU), Italy 0.07
156 Società per la Preistoria e Protostoria della Regione Friuli Venezia, Italy 0.07
156 Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy 0.07
156 Ispettorato Ripartimentale Foreste di Trieste e Gorizia, Italy 0.07
157 Laboratory of the Chamber of Commerce of Bari (SAMER), Italy 0.07
157 Museo Archeologico Del Finale, Italy 0.07
158 AREA Science Park, Italy 0.06
159 Ospedale S.S. Annunziata Chieti, Italy 0.06
160 A.O. Ordine Mauriziano di Torino, Italy 0.06
161 Antonio Cardarelli Hospital, Italy 0.06
161 Azienda Sanitaria Locale n°2 Savonese, Italy 0.06
161 Ospedale Amedeo di Savoia, Italy 0.06
161 General Hospital of Sanremo, Italy 0.06
161 Edo and Elvo Tempia Valenta Foundation (FEETV), Italy 0.06
161 Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie (IZSVe), Italy 0.06
161 Azienda Ospedaliera Papa Giovanni XXIII, Italy 0.06
161 Dasp S.r.l., Italy 0.06
162 Golgi-Cenci Foundation, Italy 0.05
163 Azienda Ospedaliera Cannizzaro - Catania, Italy 0.05
164 University of Sannio, Italy 0.05
165 MolMed S.p.A., Italy 0.05
165 Azienda Ospedaliera Spedali Civili di Brescia, Italy 0.05
166 Azienda Ospedaliero - Universitaria "Ospedali Riuniti" Trieste, Italy 0.04
167 San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, Italy 0.04
167 Centro Oncologico - Fondazione Tommaso Campanella, Italy 0.04
168 Fondazione Cariplo, Italy 0.04
168 Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy 0.04
169 E.T.C. Srl, Italy 0.04
170 Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Consorziale Policlinico di Bari, Italy 0.04
171 Enel S.p.A., Italy 0.04
172 IRBM Science Park SpA, Italy 0.04
173 Selex ES S.p.A, Italy 0.04
174 European School of Molecular Medicine (SEMM), Italy 0.04
175 Lincean Academy, Italy 0.03
175 Museo Preistorico Nazionale dei Balzi Rossi, Italy 0.03
176 Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Policlinico 'G. Martino' - Messina, Italy 0.03
176 San Giovanni Bosco Hospital, Italy 0.03
177 Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Sassari (AOU Sassari), Italy 0.03
177 Ospedale Microcitemico, Italy 0.03
178 VisMederi srl, Italy 0.03
179 Regione Lazio, Italy 0.02
180 Cancer Research and Prevention Institute (ISPO), Italy 0.02
181 Azienda USL 1 di Massa e Carrara, Italy 0.02
182 San Bortolo Hospital, Italy 0.02
183 Hospital Bassini Cinisello Balsamo, Italy 0.02
183 SISA Foundation, Italy 0.02
183 Soprintendenza Archeologia della Lombardia, Italy 0.02
184 John Paul II Foundation, Italy 0.01
185 Pegaso University (Unipegaso), Italy 0.01
186 Ospedale Sacro Cuore Don Calabria, Italy 0.01
187 CF consulting Finanziamenti Unione Europea s.r.l., Italy 0.01
188 Provincia autonoma di Bolzano, Italy 0.01
189 Azienda Ospedaliera "Bianchi Melacrino Morelli", Italy 0.01
190 Acciaierie Venete S.p.A., Italy 0.01
191 Azienda Sanitaria Provinciale di Ragusa (ASP Ragusa), Italy 0.01
192 Piedmont Reference Center for Epidemiology and Cancer Prevention (CPO Piemonte), Italy 0.01
193 Alessandro Manzoni Hospital, Italy 0.01
194 Hospital of Monfalcone, Italy 0.01
195 MUSE - Museo delle Scienze di Trento, Italy 0.01
196 Gradenigo Hospital, Italy 0
197 Associazione per lo Studio della Trombosi in Cardiologia, Italy 0
198 Azienda Ospedaliera San Paolo, Italy 0
199 Cervello Hospital, Italy 0
200 Hospital Valduce, Italy 0
200 Magenta Hospital, Italy 0
200 Santa Croce and Carle Hospital, Italy 0
200 Fondazione Italiana Fegato (FIF), Italy 0
200 Treviglio Hospital, Italy 0
200 Hospital of the Province of Lecco, Italy 0
200 Desio Hospital, Italy 0
201 eCampus University, Italy 0
202 Italy Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR), Italy 0
202 Istituto Nazionale per la Valutazione del Sistema Educativo di Istruzione e di Formazione (INVALSI), Italy 0
202 National Institute for Documentation, Innovation and Educational Research (INDIRE), Italy 0
202 Università Iuav di Venezia (IUAV), Italy 0
202 Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria (UNIRC), Italy 0
202 University for Foreigners Perugia (UNISTRAPG), Italy 0
202 Orientale University of Naples, Italy 0
202 University of Macerata (UNIMC), Italy 0
203 Azienda Ospedaliera Civile M.P. Arezzo, Italy 0
203 National Cancer Institute of Milan, Italy 0

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