2016 tables: Institutions - life sciences

Table criteria

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

2015 Institution Share 2015
1 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 52.98
2 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 39.11
3 Monash University, Australia 34.27
4 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 33.36
5 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 20.29
6 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 18.78
7 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 16.54
8 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 12.92
9 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 10.53
10 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 9.3
11 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 8.53
12 Macquarie University, Australia 7.69
13 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 7.63
14 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 7.1
15 La Trobe University, Australia 5.2
16 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 4.83
17 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 4.75
18 Griffith University, Australia 4.68
19 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 4.56
20 Deakin University, Australia 4.18
21 Melbourne Health, Australia 3.38
22 Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia 2.97
23 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 2.82
24 St Vincent's Health Australia, Australia 2.76
25 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 2.72
26 Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Australia 2.66
27 Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (Baker IDI), Australia 2.57
28 Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Australia 2.57
29 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 2.53
30 SA Health, Australia 2.44
31 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 2.33
32 Western Sydney University, Australia 2.24
33 The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne (RCH), Australia 2.24
34 Flinders University, Australia 1.57
35 Curtin University, Australia 1.56
36 Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Australia 1.48
37 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 1.38
38 Burnet Institute, Australia 1.37
39 Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Australia 1.25
40 Children's Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA), Australia 1.23
41 University of Canberra, Australia 1.14
42 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia 1.1
43 Westmead Hospital (WSLHD), Australia 1.03
44 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), State Government Victoria, Australia 0.95
45 Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE), Australia 0.87
46 Government of Western Australia, Australia 0.77
47 The Heart Research Institute (HRI), Australia 0.75
48 Schizophrenia Research Institute, Australia 0.71
49 Royal Perth Hospital, Australia 0.7
50 Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, Australia 0.69
51 Mater Health Services, Australia 0.64
52 Queensland Museum (QM), Australia 0.63
53 Melanoma Institute Australia, Australia 0.61
54 Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI), Australia 0.59
55 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), Australia 0.56
56 Metro South Health, Australia 0.55
57 South Australian Museum, Australia 0.54
58 Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG), Australia 0.5
59 Monash Health, Australia 0.49
60 NSW Ministry of Health, Australia 0.47
61 South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Australia 0.45
62 Murdoch University, Australia 0.4
63 Phillip Island Nature Parks, Australia 0.4
64 Alchemia Limited, Australia 0.4
65 NSW Department of Industry, Australia 0.39
66 Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Australia 0.39
67 Telethon Kids Institute, Australia 0.38
68 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 0.33
68 Western Australian Museum, Australia 0.33
69 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 0.32
70 CSL Limited, Australia 0.31
71 Barwon Health, Australia 0.26
72 Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Australia 0.26
73 Alfred Health, Australia 0.24
74 Austin Health, Australia 0.23
75 Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia 0.23
76 NSW South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), Australia 0.22
77 University of New England (UNE), Australia 0.19
78 Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI), Australia 0.18
79 Cancer Council Victoria, Australia 0.17
80 Geoscience Australia, Australia 0.17
81 Federation University Australia, Australia 0.17
82 PathWest Laboratory Medicine of Western Australia, Australia 0.16
83 NSW Sydney Local Health District (SLHD), Australia 0.15
84 Epworth HealthCare, Australia 0.15
85 Progen Pharmaceuticals Limited, Australia 0.13
86 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia 0.1
87 CSIRO Australian Cotton Research Institute, Australia 0.1
88 Children's Health Queensland (CHQ), Australia 0.09
89 The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Australia 0.09
90 Water Corporation, Australia 0.09
91 The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA), Australia 0.09
92 Bond University, Australia 0.08
93 NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), Australia 0.08
93 Primary Care Genetics, Australia 0.08
94 Centre for Vascular Research (CVR), Australia 0.07
95 Australian National Herbarium, Australia 0.07
95 Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation, Australia 0.07
95 Hume Livestock Health and Pest Authority, Australia 0.07
96 Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Australia 0.07
97 NSW Health, Australia 0.07
98 Central Queensland University (CQU), Australia 0.07
99 Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH), Australia 0.07
100 NSW Health Pathology, Australia 0.06

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