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 Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 66.28 267
2 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 62.70 202
3 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 47.63 176
4 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 37.98 115
5 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 37.91 86
6 University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland 37.51 114
7 Novartis International AG, Switzerland 37.45 110
8 University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland 33.50 119
9 University of Bern (UniBE), Switzerland 19.26 76
10 University of Fribourg (UNIFR), Switzerland 4.75 16
11 Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB), Switzerland 4.72 60
12 Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), Switzerland 4.41 15
13 Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland 3.19 14
14 Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland 2.88 12
15 University of Neuchâtel (UniNE), Switzerland 1.98 9
16 University Children's Hospital Basel (UKBB), Switzerland 1.73 27
17 Novimmune SA, Switzerland 1.71 2
18 World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland 1.68 31
19 Agroscope, Switzerland 1.23 6
20 Natural History Museum of Geneva (MHNG), Switzerland 1.20 2
21 Nestlé S.A., Switzerland 1.17 4
22 Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Switzerland 0.93 6
23 Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Switzerland 0.68 10
24 Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI), Switzerland 0.67 4
25 Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Switzerland 0.36 4
26 Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), Switzerland 0.33 4
27 Neurimmune Holding AG, Switzerland 0.29 1
28 Anokion SA, Switzerland 0.25 1
29 TC Metrix Sàrl, Switzerland 0.19 1
30 Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), Switzerland 0.19 1
31 Keires AG, Switzerland 0.17 3
32 Firmenich International SA, Switzerland 0.17 1
32 HiQScreen, Switzerland 0.17 1
32 Cantonal Botanical Museum and Gardens (MJBC), Switzerland 0.17 1
33 Amt für Mittel- und Hochschulen (AMH) Thurgau, Switzerland 0.16 3
34 Natural History Museum of Bern (NMBE), Switzerland 0.15 2
35 World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Switzerland 0.14 6
36 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Switzerland 0.13 2
37 International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Switzerland 0.12 1
38 Genedata AG, Switzerland 0.10 1
39 Universitäre Psychiatrische Kliniken Basel (UPKBS), Switzerland 0.09 1
40 Service régional vaudois de transfusion sanguine, Switzerland 0.09 1
41 Dualsystems Biotech AG, Switzerland 0.08 1
42 ProcreaLab SA, Switzerland 0.08 1
42 Amal Therapeutics SA, Switzerland 0.08 1
43 ImmunoGenes AG, Switzerland 0.07 1
44 Swiss Epilepsy Centre (EPI), Switzerland 0.06 2
45 Synthena AG, Switzerland 0.06 1
46 Agroscope, Swiss National Stud Farm (SNSF), Switzerland 0.05 1
47 AO Foundation, Switzerland 0.05 1
48 Federal Office for Civil Protection (FOCP), Switzerland 0.05 1
49 Conservatory and Botanical Garden of Geneva, Switzerland 0.02 1
50 Laténium, Switzerland 0.02 1
51 Kühne-Stiftung, Switzerland 0.02 1
52 Basel Institute for Immunology (BII), Switzerland 0.01 1
53 Psychiatrische Dienste Aargau AG (PDAG), Switzerland 0.01 1
54 Carbofor-Expert, Switzerland 0.01 1
55 Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Switzerland 0.01 1
56 Mymetics S.A., Switzerland 0.00 4
56 IPPOX Foundation, Switzerland 0.00 4
57 Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO), Switzerland 0.00 1

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