2016 tables: Institutions - life 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 Medical University of Vienna (MUW), Austria 16.96 83
2 University of Vienna, Austria 15.72 68
3 Vienna Biocenter (VBC), Austria 14.60 68
4 Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Austria 10.97 47
5 Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), Austria 8.30 23
6 University of Graz (Uni Graz), Austria 7.90 21
7 Medical University of Innsbruck (MUI), Austria 7.37 36
8 University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (VUM), Austria 6.99 19
9 University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Austria 5.16 17
10 University of Innsbruck (LFU), Austria 3.51 16
11 University of Salzburg, Austria 2.31 10
12 Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria 2.10 18
13 Medical University of Graz (Med Uni Graz), Austria 1.92 32
14 Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), Austria 1.81 10
15 Johannes Kepler University of Linz (JKU), Austria 1.57 4
16 Arsanis Biosciences, Austria 0.86 1
17 International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria 0.83 2
18 Paracelsus Medical University (PMU), Austria 0.75 5
19 MED-EL GmbH, Austria 0.69 8
20 Wolf Science Centre, Austria 0.67 1
21 Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria 0.50 1
22 University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien (UAS Technikum Wien), Austria 0.25 10
23 AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria 0.19 2
24 Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB), Austria 0.18 2
25 University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (UASUA), Austria 0.17 1
25 Waldrappteam, Austria 0.17 1
26 Campus Science Support Facilities GmbH (CSF), Austria 0.15 1
27 Center for Advanced Bioanalysis GmbH, Austria 0.14 1
28 Landes- Frauen- und Kinderklinik Linz, Austria 0.13 1
29 Nabriva Therapeutics AG, Austria 0.11 1
30 Danube Private University (DPU), Austria 0.11 3
31 Museum of Natural History of Vienna (NHMW), Austria 0.08 1
32 FTC-Forensic-Toxicological Laboratory Ltd., Austria 0.07 1
33 Steiermärkische Krankenanstalten- gesellschaft m.b.H. (KAGes), Austria 0.06 2
34 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Austria 0.06 1
35 Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG), Austria 0.05 2
36 Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (KL), Austria 0.03 1
36 ScienceConsult, Austria 0.03 1
37 St. Anna Children’s Hospital, Austria 0.03 1
38 JUVENIS Medical Center, Austria 0.03 1
38 Klinikum Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria 0.03 1
39 University of Leoben, Austria 0.02 1
40 Danube University Krems, Austria 0.02 5
41 General Hospital of Oberndorf, Austria 0.02 1
42 Evercyte GmbH, Austria 0.02 1
43 Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Schwestern Linz, Austria 0.02 1
44 Rudolfstiftung Hospital, Austria 0.02 1

Footnote

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