2016 tables: Institutions

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 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 171.74 394
2 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 123.99 271
3 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 105.70 283
4 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 92.29 224
5 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 92.07 321
6 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 52.52 112
7 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 32.63 84
8 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 18.44 221
9 Bilkent University, Turkey 14.13 36
10 University of Haifa (HU), Israel 12.64 36
11 Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Iran 9.66 61
12 Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey 9.44 61
13 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 8.67 30
14 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 8.37 63
15 Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates 7.38 19
16 Yerevan State University (YSU), Armenia 6.96 154
17 Shiraz University, Iran 6.89 10
18 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 6.47 51
19 Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Iran 6.24 12
20 Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran 6.17 26
21 COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Pakistan 6.13 34
22 Boğaziçi University (BU), Turkey 5.68 127
23 Geological Survey of Israel, Israel 3.40 14
24 Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Iran 3.04 4
25 American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon 3.02 12
26 L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (ENU), Kazakhstan 2.79 7
27 National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan 2.75 7
28 Ankara University, Turkey 2.73 80
29 University of the Punjab, Pakistan 2.50 15
30 Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran 2.47 7
31 Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer, Israel 2.41 20
32 Ariel University (AU), Israel 2.39 5
33 Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Iran 2.38 3
34 Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar 2.29 15
35 Koç University (KU), Turkey 2.23 13
36 King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia 2.13 26
37 Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran 2.13 25
38 University of Mazandaran (UMZ), Iran 2.13 3
39 Istanbul University, Turkey 2.12 23
40 Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Georgia 2.10 117
41 Ruppin Academic Center, Israel 2.00 4
42 University of Isfahan (UI), Iran 1.96 6
43 Gebze Technical University (GYTE), Turkey 1.94 5
44 Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey 1.90 6
45 Research Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics of Maragha (RIAAM), Iran 1.88 10
46 Hacettepe University, Turkey 1.83 21
47 Nazarbayev University (NU), Kazakhstan 1.82 9
48 Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU), Kazakhstan 1.79 4
49 Qatar University, Qatar 1.75 11
50 King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC), Saudi Arabia 1.71 17
51 Kuwait University (KU), Kuwait 1.70 7
52 Israel Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Israel 1.68 6
53 Cumhuriyet University, Turkey 1.50 2
53 University of Management and Technology (UMT), Pakistan 1.50 3
54 United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), United Arab Emirates 1.45 13
55 Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Pakistan 1.45 47
56 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan 1.36 5
57 Shahrood University of Technology, Iran 1.33 2
58 Gazi University, Turkey 1.30 34
59 Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey 1.28 4
60 Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Pakistan 1.26 3
61 Atilim University, Turkey 1.17 2
62 University of Peshawar, Pakistan 1.16 3
63 Çukurova University, Turkey 1.12 43
64 Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Turkey 1.12 20
65 Istanbul Aydin University (IAU), Turkey 1.05 63
66 Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran 1.05 2
67 King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia 1.04 11
68 Sahand University of Technology (SUT), Iran 1.00 1
68 Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., Israel 1.00 2
68 National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES), Pakistan 1.00 1
68 Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman (SBUK), Iran 1.00 1
68 Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, Turkey 1.00 3
68 K. N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU), Iran 1.00 1
68 Başkent University, Turkey 1.00 1
68 Kocaeli University, Turkey 1.00 2
68 Graduate University of Advanced Technology (GUAT), Iran 1.00 1
69 Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), Azerbaijan 0.99 76
70 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran 0.99 5
71 Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research (IOLR) Ltd., Israel 0.97 10
72 Clalit Health Care Services, Israel 0.94 5
73 University of Yüzüncü, Turkey 0.93 2
74 Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), Israel 0.87 3
75 Doğuş University (DOU), Turkey 0.86 83
76 Israel Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC), Israel 0.84 5
77 Yildiz Technical University (YTU), Turkey 0.83 22
78 University of Kurdistan, Iran 0.83 2
79 Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR), Iran 0.83 2
80 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Saudi Arabia 0.83 5
81 Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran 0.80 5
82 Sabanci University (SU), Turkey 0.79 2
83 Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), Qatar 0.78 4
83 Qatar Petroleum (QP), Qatar 0.78 4
84 Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Iran 0.77 3
85 Open University of Israel (OPENU), Israel 0.77 4
86 Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan (UzAS), Uzbekistan 0.76 12
87 National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan (NAN KR), Kyrgyzstan 0.76 3
88 University of Nizwa, Oman 0.75 2
89 Akdeniz University, Turkey 0.70 2
90 Marmara University, Turkey 0.68 23
91 Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Iran 0.67 4
92 Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (COMU), Turkey 0.67 1
93 The University of Jordan, Jordan 0.65 9
94 Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Jordan 0.60 3
95 University of Zanjan, Iran 0.58 1
96 Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University (BAIBU), Turkey 0.57 3
97 Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), Israel 0.54 3
98 Ilia State University, Georgia 0.54 26
99 Sapir College, Israel 0.53 2
100 Özyeğin University, Turkey 0.50 19
101 İstanbul Kültür University (İKÜ), Turkey 0.50 1
101 Institute of Space Technology (IST), Pakistan 0.50 1
101 Orbotech Ltd., Israel 0.50 1
101 Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University, Turkey 0.50 1
102 Taibah University, Saudi Arabia 0.49 2
103 Sakarya University, Turkey 0.48 3
104 Lebanese American University (LAU), Lebanon 0.47 6
105 Osmaniye Korkut Ata University (OKU), Turkey 0.46 2
106 National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (NAS), Armenia 0.45 11
107 Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia 0.43 6
108 Dead Sea-Arava Science Center (DSASC), Israel 0.43 3
109 American University of the Middle East (AUM), Kuwait 0.42 2
110 RENECO Wildlife Consultants LLC, United Arab Emirates 0.40 1
111 ORT Braude College of Engineering (OBC), Israel 0.38 5
112 Abdullah Gül University, Turkey 0.38 1
112 Geological Survey and Mineral Exploration of Iran (GSI), Iran 0.38 2
112 National Cartographic Center of Iran (NCC), Iran 0.38 1
112 Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran 0.38 2
112 Ahvaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.38 1
113 Beta-O2 Technologies Ltd., Israel 0.36 1
114 Government College University (GCU), Pakistan 0.36 2
115 Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey 0.33 2
115 NanoMagnetics Instruments, Turkey 0.33 1
115 University of Malakand, Pakistan 0.33 1
115 University of Hail (UOH), Saudi Arabia 0.33 1
115 University of Karachi, Pakistan 0.33 1
116 Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Qatar 0.31 4
117 Sidra Medical and Research Center, Qatar 0.31 9
118 Uludag University, Turkey 0.30 14
119 Bingöl University, Turkey 0.30 2
120 Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Pakistan 0.29 1
121 Al-Mustansiriya University, Iraq 0.28 2
122 Lebanese University (LU), Lebanon 0.28 2
123 Anadolu University, Turkey 0.25 10
124 Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST), Kuwait 0.25 1
124 Ondokuz Mayis University (OMU), Turkey 0.25 1
124 Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute (NSTRI), Iran 0.25 1
124 University of Tabriz, Iran 0.25 1
124 Balıkesir University (BAUN), Turkey 0.25 1
124 First National Operation and Maintenance Company Ltd. (NOMAC), Saudi Arabia 0.25 1
124 Alzahra University, Iran 0.25 1
124 Abu Dhabi University (ADU), United Arab Emirates 0.25 1
124 Antalya International University, Turkey 0.25 1
124 Işık University, Turkey 0.25 1
124 Tunceli Üniversitesi, Turkey 0.25 1
125 E. Wolfson Medical Center (WMC), Israel 0.24 2
126 National Academy of Sciences the Republic of Kazakhstan (NAS), Kazakhstan 0.24 10
127 Qatar Foundation, Qatar 0.24 4
128 Erciyes University, Turkey 0.24 4
129 University of Health Sciences Lahore, Pakistan 0.23 4
130 Arabian Gulf University (AGU), Bahrain 0.22 1
131 Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University (ACU), Turkey 0.22 5
132 TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey 0.22 72
133 University of Balamand (UOB), Lebanon 0.22 3
134 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU), Iran 0.21 3
135 Al-Baha University, Saudi Arabia 0.20 1
135 Yarmouk University, Jordan 0.20 1
135 Sami Shamoon College of Engineering (SCE), Israel 0.20 1
135 Damghan University, Iran 0.20 1
136 Hashemite University (HU), Jordan 0.20 2
137 Selcuk University, Turkey 0.20 2
138 Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman 0.19 5
139 Beirut Arab University (BAU), Lebanon 0.19 2
140 University of Science and Technology Bannu (USTB), Pakistan 0.19 1
141 Bezmialem Vakıf University, Turkey 0.18 3
142 NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan 0.18 2
143 Bethlehem University, Palestinian territories 0.17 2
144 Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology (FUUAST), Pakistan 0.17 1
144 Environmental Engineering Services, Israel 0.17 1
144 Damascus University, Syria 0.17 1
144 Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan (AWKUM), Pakistan 0.17 1
144 University of Aleppo, Syria 0.17 1
144 Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), United Arab Emirates 0.17 1
145 Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia 0.17 2
146 University of Tabuk (UT), Saudi Arabia 0.16 12
147 Mersin University, Turkey 0.15 16
148 University of Baghdad (UOB), Iraq 0.14 2
149 Mantis Vision Ltd., Israel 0.14 1
149 Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Saudi Arabia 0.14 1
149 Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Pakistan 0.14 1
149 Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD), Pakistan 0.14 1
149 Semnan University, Iran 0.14 1
149 Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (TUOMS), Iran 0.14 1
150 King Saud Medical City (KSMC), Saudi Arabia 0.13 1
150 NRGene, Israel 0.13 1
151 Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Training and Research Hospital, Turkey 0.13 3
152 Georgian National Museum, Georgia 0.13 1
153 American University of Sharjah (AUS), United Arab Emirates 0.13 2
154 MEF University, Turkey 0.13 1
154 University of Engineering and Technology - Lahore (UET Lahore), Pakistan 0.13 1
154 University of Basrah, Iraq 0.13 1
154 Toldot Genetics Ltd., Israel 0.13 1
154 Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Iran 0.13 1
154 Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), Pakistan 0.13 1
154 Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University (STMU), Pakistan 0.13 1
154 Embassy of Italy in Tel Aviv, Israel, Israel 0.13 1
155 Schneider Children's Medical Center of Isreal, Israel 0.12 5
156 Ege University, Turkey 0.12 2
157 Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), Kuwait 0.11 2
158 University of Sindh, Pakistan 0.11 1
158 Samarkand State University (SSU), Uzbekistan 0.11 1
158 Samarkand Institute of Agriculture, Uzbekistan 0.11 1
158 Bülent Ecevit University, Turkey 0.11 1
158 Ivane Beritashvili Centre of Experimental Biomedicine, Georgia 0.11 1
159 Dr. Sami Ulus Children's Hospital, Turkey 0.11 3
160 Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Pakistan 0.10 2
161 Mirpur University of Science Technology (MUST), Pakistan 0.10 1
161 Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan, Tajikistan 0.10 1
161 Barzilai Medical Center, Israel 0.10 1
161 Giresun University, Turkey 0.10 1
161 University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran 0.10 1
162 Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Iran 0.10 1
163 Saint Joseph University of Beirut (USJ), Lebanon 0.09 3
164 King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH), Saudi Arabia 0.09 3
165 Arab American University, Palestinian territories 0.09 1
166 St. Andrew the First Called Georgian University of Patriarchate of Georgia, Georgia 0.09 2
167 Himalayan Nature Conservation Foundation (HNCF), Pakistan 0.09 1
167 University of Sistan and Baluchestan (USB), Iran 0.09 1
167 Najran University, Saudi Arabia 0.09 1
168 Israel Antiquities Authority, Israel 0.09 2
169 Al-Nahrian University, Iraq 0.08 1
169 Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University (MSKU), Turkey 0.08 1
169 Taiz University, Yemen 0.08 1
169 Ataturk University, Turkey 0.08 1
169 Ghazi University, Pakistan 0.08 1
170 Meir Medical Center, Israel 0.08 1
170 Aminolab Ltd., Israel 0.08 1
170 M. Kozybayev North Kazakhstan State University (NKSU), Kazakhstan 0.08 1
171 University of Gaziantep (GAUN), Turkey 0.08 72
172 Adana Numune Training and Education Hospital, Turkey 0.07 2
173 Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Pakistan 0.07 1
173 Bahcesehir University (BAU), Turkey 0.07 1
173 Turkish Military Academy (TMA), Turkey 0.07 1
174 University of Tikrit, Iraq 0.06 1
174 National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Pakistan 0.06 1
174 Turkish Standards Institute (TSE), Turkey 0.06 1
174 University of Sulaimani (UOS), Iraq 0.06 1
175 National Center of Cardiology and Internal Medicine / Institute of Molecular Biology and Medicine, Kyrgyzstan 0.06 2
176 Pamukkale University (PAU), Turkey 0.06 1
176 Yemen Geological Survey and Mineral Resources Board (GSMRB), Yemen 0.06 1
176 Sana'a University, Yemen 0.06 1
177 Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), Saudi Arabia 0.06 1
177 Üsküdar University, Turkey 0.06 1
177 University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 0.06 1
177 Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization (IBTO), Iran 0.06 1
177 Laser Distance Spectrometry Ltd. (LDS), Israel 0.06 1
177 Dr. Behcet Uz Children's Hospital, Turkey 0.06 1
178 Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), Pakistan 0.05 1
178 Atomic Energy Commission of Syria (AECS), Syria 0.05 1
178 International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), United Arab Emirates 0.05 1
179 Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Qatar 0.05 2
180 Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey 0.05 10
181 Qassim University (QU), Saudi Arabia 0.05 1
182 Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey 0.05 1
183 King Fahad Medical City (KFMC), Saudi Arabia 0.05 1
183 Oman Ministry of Health, Oman 0.05 1
184 International Information Technologies University (IITU), Kazakhstan 0.04 1
184 University of Babylon, Iraq 0.04 1
184 Spéléo Club du Liban (SCL), Lebanon 0.04 1
184 Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences (SKUMS), Iran 0.04 1
185 Caritas Baby Hospital, Israel 0.04 1
186 Gulhane Military Medical Academy (GMMA), Turkey 0.04 3
187 Bursa Orhangazi University (BOU), Turkey 0.04 1
187 Military Institute of National Guard of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan 0.04 1
188 Firat University, Turkey 0.04 1
189 Jordanian Royal Medical Services (JRMS), Jordan 0.04 1
190 Biruni Üniversitesi, Turkey 0.03 1
190 Karadeniz Technical University (KTU), Turkey 0.03 1
191 Center for Non-Communicable Diseases (CNCD), Pakistan 0.03 5
192 Saudi Arabia Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (MNG-HA), Saudi Arabia 0.03 3
193 Zeynep Kamil Maternity and Childrens' Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Turkey 0.03 1
194 KTO Karatay University, Turkey 0.03 13
195 Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakıf Üniversitesi (FSMVU), Turkey 0.03 1
196 Imam Khomeini Medical Center, Iran 0.02 1
196 Oman Botanic Garden, Oman 0.02 1
197 Al-Quds University, Palestinian territories 0.02 1
197 Al Makassed Islamic Charitable Society Hospital, Palestinian territories 0.02 1
197 Al-Sabah Hospital, Kuwait 0.02 1
197 Kuwait Medical Genetics Centre, Maternity Hospital, Kuwait 0.02 1
197 Mashhad Medical Genetic Counseling Center, Iran 0.02 1
197 Wah Medical College (WMC), Pakistan 0.02 1
197 Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), Turkey 0.02 1
198 Jazan University, Saudi Arabia 0.02 7
199 Celal Bayar University (CBÜ), Turkey 0.02 16
200 Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (KUMS), Iran 0.02 1
200 Kariminejad-Najmabadi Pathology and Genetics Center (KNPGC), Iran 0.02 1
201 Institute of Physics and Technology (IPT), Kazakhstan 0.02 2
202 King Edward Medical University (KEMU), Pakistan 0.02 1
202 Yemen Seismological and Volcanological Observatory Center, Yemen 0.02 1
203 Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey 0.02 2
204 USAID Quality Health Care Project, Kyrgyzstan 0.02 1
205 Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK), Turkey 0.02 15
206 Meliksah University, Turkey 0.02 1
206 İntergen Genetic Diagnosis Center, Turkey 0.02 1
206 Konya Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Turkey 0.02 1
206 Dicle University, Turkey 0.02 1
206 Balıkesir Atatürk Devlet Hastanesi, Turkey 0.02 1
206 Zekai Tahir Burak Kadın Sağlığı Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Turkey 0.02 1
206 Samsun Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Turkey 0.02 1
206 Namik Kemal University, Turkey 0.02 1
206 Gaziantep Children's Hospital, Turkey 0.02 1
207 International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Lebanon 0.01 1
208 GENAR Institute for Public Health Genomics, Turkey 0.01 1
209 FMF Arthritis Vasculitis and Orphan Disease Research in Paediatric Rheumatology (FAVOR), Turkey 0.01 1
210 Red Crescent Institute of Cardiology, Pakistan 0.01 1
211 Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF), Pakistan 0.01 1
212 Adıyaman University, Turkey 0.01 18
213 Gaziosmanpaşa University, Turkey 0.01 18
214 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey 0.01 18
215 National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD), Pakistan 0.01 1
215 Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC), Pakistan 0.01 1
216 Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU), Pakistan 0.01 1
216 University of Lahore (UOL), Pakistan 0.01 1
217 Georgian Technical University (GTU), Georgia 0.00 22
218 Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Turkey 0.00 18
218 Kafkas University, Turkey 0.00 18
219 Çağ University, Turkey 0.00 17
220 Ziv Medical Center, Israel 0.00 1
221 Piri Reis University, Turkey 0.00 12
222 Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Iran 0.00 5
223 Kahramanmaraş Sütçüimam University (KSU), Turkey 0.00 5

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.
  3. Nature Index recognizes that many other factors must be taken into account when considering research quality and institutional performance; Nature Index metrics alone should not be used to assess institutions or individuals.
  4. Nature Index data and methods are transparent and available under a creative commons licence at natureindex.com.

The Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.