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 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 639.66 1,545
2 National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States of America (USA) 363.27 895
3 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 280.37 630
4 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 205.43 430
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 200.65 730
6 University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), United States of America (USA) 199.11 509
7 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 183.69 491
8 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 176.93 421
9 Johns Hopkins University (JHU), United States of America (USA) 165.37 420
10 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 164.25 406
11 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 155.85 437
12 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 153.99 378
13 Duke University, United States of America (USA) 144.68 383
14 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 144.08 408
15 University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 143.75 349
16 Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), United States of America (USA) 143.22 322
17 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 142.85 385
18 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 140.08 406
19 New York University (NYU), United States of America (USA) 119.51 322
20 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center), United States of America (USA) 118.84 252
21 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 117.42 233
22 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 109.66 290
23 Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), United States of America (USA) 100.51 269
24 The Rockefeller University, United States of America (USA) 99.54 239
25 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 98.86 278
26 McGill University, Canada 98.41 284
27 Vanderbilt University (VU), United States of America (USA) 88.36 210
28 University of California, Davis (UC Davis), United States of America (USA) 85.40 229
29 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), United States of America (USA) 83.71 245
30 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 81.20 221
31 University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), United States of America (USA) 80.60 222
32 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 78.76 150
33 Scripps Research, United States of America (USA) 76.22 208
34 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States of America (USA) 74.96 225
35 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 71.03 202
36 Emory University, United States of America (USA) 68.61 179
37 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 67.23 175
38 University of Southern California (USC), United States of America (USA) 65.95 208
39 University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass Medical School), United States of America (USA) 65.04 221
40 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 64.55 130
41 The Ohio State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 63.41 168
42 Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS), United States of America (USA) 60.83 237
43 Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein), United States of America (USA) 60.15 172
44 Salk Institute for Biological Studies (Salk), United States of America (USA) 53.05 150
45 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 52.91 138
46 Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), United States of America (USA) 51.71 136
47 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 51.14 112
48 HHMI Janelia Research Campus, United States of America (USA) 50.60 104
49 Boston University (BU), United States of America (USA) 50.29 200
50 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU), United States of America (USA) 49.55 143
51 The University of Utah (Utah), United States of America (USA) 49.26 163
52 Indiana University (IU), United States of America (USA) 49.08 160
53 The University of Iowa (UI), United States of America (USA) 46.57 112
54 Mayo Clinic, United States of America (USA) 44.53 143
55 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 44.21 111
56 University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz), United States of America (USA) 42.67 126
57 University of Florida (UF), United States of America (USA) 42.33 141
58 University of California, Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 42.07 117
59 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (St. Jude), United States of America (USA) 41.59 101
60 Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), United States of America (USA) 40.53 101
61 University of Cincinnati (UC), United States of America (USA) 39.70 123
62 State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY Stony Brook), United States of America (USA) 38.37 117
63 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 37.73 103
64 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), United States of America (USA) 37.71 89
65 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 36.35 136
66 The University of Georgia (UGA), United States of America (USA) 35.76 87
67 University of Virginia (UVA), United States of America (USA) 34.81 105
68 University of Rochester (UR), United States of America (USA) 33.75 83
69 University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder), United States of America (USA) 33.54 88
70 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, United States of America (USA) 33.41 345
71 University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), United States of America (USA) 31.43 96
72 Cleveland Clinic, United States of America (USA) 31.05 93
73 University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), United States of America (USA) 30.44 98
74 The University of Arizona (Arizona), United States of America (USA) 30.29 88
75 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), United States of America (USA) 30.06 116
76 Brown University, United States of America (USA) 29.15 80
77 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), United States of America (USA) 28.49 112
78 The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), United States of America (USA) 28.31 95
79 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 27.83 64
80 Dartmouth College, United States of America (USA) 27.21 80
81 University of Miami (UM), United States of America (USA) 26.38 77
82 University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), United States of America (USA) 25.93 94
83 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 25.61 82
84 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 25.03 83
85 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 24.72 80
86 University of California, Riverside (UCR), United States of America (USA) 24.18 59
87 University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), United States of America (USA) 24.07 64
88 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 23.35 75
89 Michigan State University (MSU), United States of America (USA) 22.89 82
90 University of Connecticut (UConn), United States of America (USA) 22.31 69
91 Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), United States of America (USA) 22.26 52
92 Tufts University, United States of America (USA) 22.10 100
93 Brandeis University, United States of America (USA) 21.86 39
94 Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), United States of America (USA) 21.32 52
95 North Carolina State University (NCSU), United States of America (USA) 21.23 86
96 The University of Oklahoma (OU), United States of America (USA) 20.87 58
97 University of Kentucky (UK), United States of America (USA) 20.86 66
98 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), United States of America (USA) 20.44 103
99 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), United States of America (USA) 19.36 129
100 Laval University (UL), Canada 19.06 76

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