2016 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

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 National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Italy 33.32 71
2 National Research Council (CNR), Italy 16.07 50
3 University of Turin (UNITO), Italy 6.00 13
4 University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy 5.02 16
5 University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy 4.49 12
6 University of Roma Tre, Italy 4.18 9
7 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 3.62 17
8 University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy 3.26 16
9 Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy 3.15 9
10 National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), Italy 2.98 10
11 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 2.60 10
12 University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy 2.29 5
13 Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare (IRCCS), Italy 2.28 5
14 University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy 2.17 13
15 Marche Polytechnic University (UNIVPM), Italy 2.17 3
16 University of Basilicata, Italy 1.80 6
17 National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), Italy 1.80 3
18 Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy 1.76 5
19 University of Urbino, Italy 1.50 4
20 University of Parma (UNIPR), Italy 1.50 2
21 University of Genova, Italy 1.40 3
21 University of Verona (UNIVR), Italy 1.40 2
22 University of L'Aquila (UNIVAQ), Italy 1.35 4
23 Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy 1.22 5
24 University of Palermo (UNIPA), Italy 1.11 6
25 University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy 1.09 5
26 University of Catania, Italy 1.09 6
27 University of Pavia (UNIPV), Italy 0.99 5
28 Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Italy 0.90 4
29 University of Salerno (UNISA), Italy 0.83 2
30 Ca' Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE), Italy 0.83 4
31 University of Insubria, Italy 0.80 1
32 National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Italy 0.79 5
33 University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), Italy 0.71 2
34 University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy 0.67 1
35 Edmund Mach Foundation, Italy 0.62 5
36 Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), Italy 0.60 3
37 Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of Agricultural Economics (CREA), Italy 0.54 2
38 Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn Napoli (SZN), Italy 0.54 6
39 University of Trento (UNITN), Italy 0.52 2
40 University of Pisa (UNIPI), Italy 0.48 5
41 University of Sassari (UniSS), Italy 0.43 2
42 University of Trieste (UNITS), Italy 0.42 3
43 Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF) S.C.p.A., Italy 0.40 1
44 Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Italy 0.39 1
45 National Interuniversity Consortium for the Physical Sciences of Matter (CNISM), Italy 0.39 3
46 University of Siena (UNISI), Italy 0.35 3
47 University of Bari Aldo Moro (UniBA), Italy 0.33 2
48 Civil Protection Department, Italy 0.32 3
49 Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Italy 0.26 2
50 University of Perugia, Italy 0.26 4
51 University of Chieti (Ud'A), Italy 0.25 1
51 AMRA S.c. a r.l., Italy 0.25 1
51 National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), Italy 0.25 1
51 Centre of Integrated Geomorphology for the Mediterranean Area (CGIAM), Italy 0.25 1
52 University of Tuscia (UNITUS), Italy 0.25 4
53 University of Foggia (UNIFG), Italy 0.23 2
54 Sifagest Scarl, Italy 0.20 1
55 The Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy 0.17 1
55 University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy 0.17 2
56 University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (UNICAS), Italy 0.15 1
57 Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico S.p.A. (RSE), Italy 0.14 1
57 Geological Observatory of Coldigioco (OGC), Italy 0.14 1
58 Italian Space Agency (ASI), Italy 0.14 2
59 Bocconi University, Italy 0.11 1
60 Enel Foundation, Italy 0.11 1
61 Paleosofia-APEMA Research and Educational Service, Italy 0.10 1
62 European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC), Italy 0.10 2
63 Parthenope University of Naples, Italy 0.08 1
63 Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (IAM), Italy 0.08 1
64 Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), Italy 0.07 2
65 Il Museo della Fisica e il Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi (Centro Fermi), Italy 0.07 2
66 University of Salento, Italy 0.04 1
67 Lincean Academy, Italy 0.03 1
68 Enel S.p.A., Italy 0.03 1
69 University of Ferrara (UNIFE), Italy 0.03 1
70 Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (UniBz), Italy 0.01 1
70 Provincia autonoma di Bolzano, Italy 0.01 1

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