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 Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare (IRCCS), Italy 47.55 227
2 National Research Council (CNR), Italy 17.76 106
3 University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy 13.44 59
4 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 12.00 58
5 University of Turin (UNITO), Italy 10.68 63
6 Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Italy 10.66 32
7 Italian Foundation for Cancer Research (FIRC), Italy 7.93 40
8 University of Trento (UNITN), Italy 7.73 28
9 University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy 7.37 52
10 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 7.29 46
11 International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Italy 7.00 15
12 University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy 6.99 65
13 University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy 5.74 32
14 University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy 5.35 33
15 Telethon Foundation, Italy 5.16 25
16 University of Verona (UNIVR), Italy 5.09 32
17 University of Pisa (UNIPI), Italy 4.80 28
18 University of Chieti (Ud'A), Italy 4.60 14
19 Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Italy 3.99 9
20 University of Siena (UNISI), Italy 3.44 24
21 University of Parma (UNIPR), Italy 3.30 24
22 University of Pavia (UNIPV), Italy 2.99 27
23 University of Genova, Italy 2.90 27
24 University of Trieste (UNITS), Italy 2.68 18
25 University of Perugia, Italy 2.66 24
26 Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM), Italy 2.64 16
27 University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy 2.57 29
28 Fondazione Piemontese per la Ricerca sul Cancro Onlus (FPRC), Italy 2.44 11
29 University of Ferrara (UNIFE), Italy 2.40 19
30 University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), Italy 2.37 18
31 University of Bari Aldo Moro (UniBA), Italy 2.37 22
32 Italy Ministry of Health, Italy 1.97 8
33 University of Magna Graecia (UMG), Italy 1.86 9
34 University of Insubria, Italy 1.70 10
35 Techint Group, Italy 1.58 13
36 Marche Polytechnic University (UNIVPM), Italy 1.51 12
37 Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy 1.31 6
38 University of Brescia (UNIBS), Italy 1.22 10
39 University of Salerno (UNISA), Italy 1.20 10
40 ReiThera Srl, Italy 1.12 4
41 Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn Napoli (SZN), Italy 1.10 10
42 IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy 1.00 2
43 University of Palermo (UNIPA), Italy 0.98 10
44 Niguarda Hospital, Italy 0.91 9
45 Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK), Italy 0.91 4
46 Edmund Mach Foundation, Italy 0.88 6
47 National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Italy 0.85 7
48 Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (UCSC), Italy 0.74 11
49 University of Tuscia (UNITUS), Italy 0.71 9
50 Siena Biotech S.p.A, Italy 0.71 2
51 Ceinge - Biotecnologie Avanzate S.C. a r.l., Italy 0.70 8
52 University of Eastern Piedmont "Amedeo Avogadro" (UNIPMN), Italy 0.63 10
53 University of Udine (UNIUD), Italy 0.58 12
54 University of Catania, Italy 0.55 12
55 Istituto Toscano Tumori (ITT), Italy 0.54 3
56 University of Molise (UNIMOL), Italy 0.53 6
57 University of Messina (UNIME), Italy 0.53 6
58 University of Salento, Italy 0.51 8
59 LUISS Guido Carli University, Italy 0.50 1
60 Ospedale di Parma, Italy 0.47 7
61 Italfarmaco S.p.A., Italy 0.45 1
62 European Brain Research Institute (EBRI), Italy 0.44 3
63 Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), Italy 0.44 6
64 University of Roma Tre, Italy 0.43 7
65 National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), Italy 0.42 3
66 Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Italy 0.42 2
67 University of Cagliari (UNICA), Italy 0.41 6
68 University Hospital of Verona, Italy 0.41 4
69 Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy 0.40 1
70 Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia (CRS4), Italy 0.37 5
71 University of Sassari (UniSS), Italy 0.33 14
72 Fondazione Eleonora Lorillard Spencer Cenci, Italy 0.33 3
73 Foro Italico University of Rome, Italy 0.33 4
74 Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy 0.31 9
75 University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy 0.30 5
76 Emergency, Italy 0.29 1
77 Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS Pavia), Italy 0.29 3
78 San Raffaele S.p.A., Italy 0.27 1
79 Milan Center for Neuroscience, Italy 0.26 3
80 GENERA, Italy 0.25 1
81 Siena University Hospital, Italy 0.24 2
82 Newron Pharmaceuticals SpA, Italy 0.23 1
83 A.O.U. Citta della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, Italy 0.21 7
84 Istituto Italiano di Preistoria e Protostoria (IIPP), Italy 0.20 1
84 Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Toscana, Italy 0.20 1
85 University of L'Aquila (UNIVAQ), Italy 0.19 2
86 San Luigi University Hospital, Italy 0.19 1
87 Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of Agricultural Economics (CREA), Italy 0.18 3
88 Cluster in Biomedicine, Italy 0.18 1
89 University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy 0.18 8
90 Azienda Sanitaria Locale (ASL Latina), Italy 0.17 1
91 Azienda Ospedaliera SS. Antonio e Biagio e Cesare Arrigo, Italy 0.16 3
92 Italian Foundation Myelodysplastic Syndromes ONLUS (FISM), Italy 0.16 1
93 National Interuniversity Consortium for the Physical Sciences of Matter (CNISM), Italy 0.16 2
94 Azienda USL di Modena, Italy 0.15 1
95 CBM s.c.r.l., Italy 0.14 1
96 Ospedale di Circolo, Italy 0.13 1
97 University of Camerino (UNICAM), Italy 0.13 5
98 Il Museo della Fisica e il Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi (Centro Fermi), Italy 0.13 3
99 Porto Conte Ricerche srl, Italy 0.13 3
100 Galliera Hospital, Italy 0.13 2

Footnote

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