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 Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS), Poland 4.65 15
2 University of Warsaw (UW), Poland 1.82 6
3 Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Poland 1.00 1
4 Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (AMU), Poland 0.70 3
5 Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (NCU), Poland 0.64 5
6 AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH UST), Poland 0.52 4
7 Institute of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health (IOMEH), Poland 0.50 1
8 BOSMAL Automotive Research and Development Institute Ltd., Poland 0.40 1
9 Poznan Science and Technology Park of Adam Mickiewicz University Foundation (PPNT), Poland 0.33 1
9 Lodz University of Technology (TUL), Poland 0.33 1
10 Jagiellonian University (UJ), Poland 0.33 2
11 University of Gdańsk (UG), Poland 0.17 1
11 University of Silesia (US), Poland 0.17 1
12 National Research Institute (PIB), Poland 0.13 4
13 The Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce (UJK), Poland 0.10 1
13 Medical University of Silesia (SUM), Poland 0.10 1
14 University of Zielona Góra (UZ), Poland 0.08 1
15 Medical University of Gdańsk (MUG), Poland 0.07 1
16 Silesian University of Technology (SUT), Poland 0.06 1
17 Poznań University of Life Sciences (PULS), Poland 0.02 1
18 University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland 0.02 1


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