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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 Jozef Stefan Institute (IJS), Slovenia 21.27
2 University of Ljubljana, Slovenia 13.29
3 National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia, Slovenia 3.96
4 Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School (IPS), Slovenia 1.82
5 University of Maribor, Slovenia 1.57
6 University of Nova Gorica (UNG), Slovenia 1.05
7 National Institute of Biology (NIB), Slovenia 1.01
8 Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA), Slovenia 0.68
9 Acies Bio d.o.o., Slovenia 0.5
10 Celica Biomedical, Slovenia 0.37
11 EN-FIST Centre of Excellence, Slovenia 0.34
12 National Meteorological Service of Slovenia, Slovenia 0.33
13 Nanos Scientificae d.o.o, Slovenia 0.25
14 Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, Slovenia 0.22
15 Dr. Matej David Consult D.O.O., Slovenia 0.14
16 Slovenian Forestry Institute (SFI), Slovenia 0.09
17 Institute of Mathematics, Physics, and Mechanics (IMFM), Slovenia 0.05
18 Institute of Oncology Ljubljana, Slovenia 0.03
19 TikhePharma d.o.o., Slovenia 0.02
19 JENKO, d.o.o., Slovenia 0.02
19 Medis, d.o.o., Slovenia 0.02
19 Ljubljana University Medical Centre (Ljubljana UMC), Slovenia 0.02
19 Institute of Public Health Maribor (IPH Maribor), Slovenia 0.02
20 Helios d.o.o., Slovenia 0.02
20 Steklarna Hrastnik, Slovenia 0.02
20 Kolektor Group d.o.o., Slovenia 0.02
20 Eta Cerkno d.o.o., Slovenia 0.02
20 Cetis d.d., Slovenia 0.02
20 CINKARNA, Metalurško-kemična Industrija Celje, d.d., Slovenia 0.02
20 Helios d.d., Slovenia 0.02
20 LPKF Laser & Electronics d.o.o., Slovenia 0.02
20 Gorenje, d.d., Slovenia 0.02
20 BALDER, Optoelectronic Elements and Measuring Systems, Ltd., Slovenia 0.02
21 Ecological Engineering Institute d.o.o., Slovenia 0.02

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