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 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 76.92 143
2 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 48.74 123
3 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 37.76 115
4 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 18.70 55
5 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 15.99 44
6 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 10.97 34
7 University of Haifa (HU), Israel 9.69 25
8 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 6.12 35
9 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 2.09 54
10 Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer, Israel 1.84 19
11 King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC), Saudi Arabia 1.71 17
12 Israel Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Israel 1.68 6
13 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 1.45 19
14 Boğaziçi University (BU), Turkey 0.90 6
15 Istanbul University, Turkey 0.84 15
16 Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR), Iran 0.83 2
17 Sabanci University (SU), Turkey 0.79 2
18 Koç University (KU), Turkey 0.63 7
19 Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates 0.63 1
20 University of Isfahan (UI), Iran 0.56 2
21 Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran 0.41 3
22 Hacettepe University, Turkey 0.41 10
23 RENECO Wildlife Consultants LLC, United Arab Emirates 0.40 1
24 United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), United Arab Emirates 0.38 7
25 Ahvaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.38 1
26 Beta-O2 Technologies Ltd., Israel 0.36 1
27 Bilkent University, Turkey 0.35 6
28 Clalit Health Care Services, Israel 0.34 4
29 Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), Israel 0.33 1
30 Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Pakistan 0.33 2
31 The University of Jordan, Jordan 0.32 6
32 Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research (IOLR) Ltd., Israel 0.31 2
33 Sidra Medical and Research Center, Qatar 0.31 9
34 E. Wolfson Medical Center (WMC), Israel 0.24 2
35 Nazarbayev University (NU), Kazakhstan 0.24 4
36 University of Health Sciences Lahore, Pakistan 0.23 4
37 Arabian Gulf University (AGU), Bahrain 0.22 1
38 Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University (ACU), Turkey 0.22 5
39 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU), Iran 0.21 3
40 Lebanese American University (LAU), Lebanon 0.21 3
41 University of the Punjab, Pakistan 0.20 2
42 Kuwait University (KU), Kuwait 0.20 5
43 Al-Baha University, Saudi Arabia 0.20 1
44 American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon 0.19 4
45 University of Science and Technology Bannu (USTB), Pakistan 0.19 1
46 Bezmialem Vakıf University, Turkey 0.18 3
47 Marmara University, Turkey 0.18 4
48 Bethlehem University, Palestinian territories 0.17 2
49 Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan (AWKUM), Pakistan 0.17 1
50 University of Baghdad (UOB), Iraq 0.14 2
51 Mantis Vision Ltd., Israel 0.14 1
51 Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Saudi Arabia 0.14 1
51 Ilia State University, Georgia 0.14 1
52 King Saud Medical City (KSMC), Saudi Arabia 0.13 1
52 NRGene, Israel 0.13 1
53 Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Training and Research Hospital, Turkey 0.13 3
54 Georgian National Museum, Georgia 0.13 1
55 Toldot Genetics Ltd., Israel 0.13 1
55 University of Peshawar, Pakistan 0.13 1
55 Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT), Pakistan 0.13 1
55 Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University (STMU), Pakistan 0.13 1
55 Geological Survey of Israel, Israel 0.13 1
56 National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (NAS), Armenia 0.12 4
57 Schneider Children's Medical Center of Isreal, Israel 0.12 5
58 Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Iran 0.12 1
59 Uludag University, Turkey 0.11 3
60 National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan 0.11 2
61 Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Turkey 0.11 1
61 ORT Braude College of Engineering (OBC), Israel 0.11 1
61 Erciyes University, Turkey 0.11 2
61 Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU), Kazakhstan 0.11 1
61 Ivane Beritashvili Centre of Experimental Biomedicine, Georgia 0.11 1
62 Dr. Sami Ulus Children's Hospital, Turkey 0.11 3
63 Open University of Israel (OPENU), Israel 0.10 1
63 Barzilai Medical Center, Israel 0.10 1
63 University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran 0.10 1
64 Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Iran 0.10 1
65 Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia 0.10 4
66 Ankara University, Turkey 0.10 1
67 Saint Joseph University of Beirut (USJ), Lebanon 0.09 3
68 Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey 0.09 2
69 King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH), Saudi Arabia 0.09 3
70 Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Pakistan 0.09 1
70 Himalayan Nature Conservation Foundation (HNCF), Pakistan 0.09 1
71 Israel Antiquities Authority, Israel 0.09 2
72 Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University (MSKU), Turkey 0.08 1
72 Ariel University (AU), Israel 0.08 1
72 Ghazi University, Pakistan 0.08 1
73 Qatar University, Qatar 0.08 2
74 Meir Medical Center, Israel 0.08 1
74 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 0.08 1
74 Taibah University, Saudi Arabia 0.08 1
74 Aminolab Ltd., Israel 0.08 1
75 Adana Numune Training and Education Hospital, Turkey 0.07 2
76 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 0.07 1
77 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran 0.07 1
78 Gazi University, Turkey 0.07 2
79 National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Pakistan 0.06 1
80 National Center of Cardiology and Internal Medicine / Institute of Molecular Biology and Medicine, Kyrgyzstan 0.06 2
81 Pamukkale University (PAU), Turkey 0.06 1
82 Hashemite University (HU), Jordan 0.06 1
82 Üsküdar University, Turkey 0.06 1
82 Iranian Blood Transfusion Organization (IBTO), Iran 0.06 1
82 King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia 0.06 1
82 Dr. Behcet Uz Children's Hospital, Turkey 0.06 1
83 Shah Abdul Latif University (SALU), Pakistan 0.05 1
83 Atomic Energy Commission of Syria (AECS), Syria 0.05 1
83 International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), United Arab Emirates 0.05 1
84 Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Qatar 0.05 2
85 Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey 0.05 2
86 Qassim University (QU), Saudi Arabia 0.05 1
87 Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman 0.05 2
88 Yerevan State University (YSU), Armenia 0.05 2
89 Ege University, Turkey 0.05 1
90 King Fahad Medical City (KFMC), Saudi Arabia 0.05 1
90 Oman Ministry of Health, Oman 0.05 1
91 Mersin University, Turkey 0.04 2
92 Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Iran 0.04 1
93 Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar 0.04 2
94 Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences (SKUMS), Iran 0.04 1
95 Caritas Baby Hospital, Israel 0.04 1
96 Gulhane Military Medical Academy (GMMA), Turkey 0.04 3
97 Firat University, Turkey 0.04 1
98 Jordanian Royal Medical Services (JRMS), Jordan 0.04 1
99 Dead Sea-Arava Science Center (DSASC), Israel 0.03 1
100 Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey 0.03 2

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