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 University of Otago, New Zealand 13.67 50
2 The University of Auckland, New Zealand 8.48 39
3 Massey University, New Zealand 3.27 23
4 AgResearch, New Zealand 1.40 11
5 University of Canterbury (UC), New Zealand 1.39 15
6 The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Ltd., New Zealand 1.25 13
7 Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria), New Zealand 1.10 15
8 Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, New Zealand 0.79 9
9 Scion, New Zealand 0.70 4
10 GNS Science, New Zealand 0.52 3
11 New Zealand Department of Conservation, New Zealand 0.33 1
12 Auckland City Hospital (ACH), New Zealand 0.14 1
13 University of Waikato, New Zealand 0.11 7
14 Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR), New Zealand 0.11 3
15 Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand 0.09 1
16 Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand 0.08 6
17 Starship Children's Hospital, New Zealand 0.06 1
18 Landcare Research, New Zealand 0.06 3
19 Cawthron Institute, New Zealand 0.05 1
19 Real Time Genomics, New Zealand 0.05 1
20 Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB), New Zealand 0.04 1
21 AsureQuality Limited, New Zealand 0.01 1
22 PGG Wrightson Seeds, New Zealand 0.01 1
22 Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited, New Zealand 0.01 1
22 Agriseeds Superior Pastures, New Zealand 0.01 1
23 Waikato District Health Board (DHB), New Zealand 0.01 1
23 Middlemore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand 0.01 1
23 National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd. (NIWA), New Zealand 0.01 1
24 Lincoln University, New Zealand 0.01 1

Footnote

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