2016 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science

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 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 4.78 23
2 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 3.90 22
3 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 1.60 12
4 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 1.43 6
5 Monash University, Australia 1.24 10
6 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 1.10 6
7 University of Canberra, Australia 0.94 1
8 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 0.83 5
9 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 0.79 6
10 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 0.76 18
11 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 0.75 11
12 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 0.67 4
13 Queensland Museum (QM), Australia 0.63 1
14 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 0.59 14
15 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 0.58 2
16 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 0.45 1
17 Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Australia 0.42 4
18 Macquarie University, Australia 0.34 5
19 St Vincent's Health Australia, Australia 0.33 3
20 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 0.19 5
21 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 0.19 8
22 Government of Western Australia, Australia 0.15 2
23 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 0.14 3
24 La Trobe University, Australia 0.12 5
25 Western Sydney University, Australia 0.12 4
26 Flinders University, Australia 0.11 1
27 The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne (RCH), Australia 0.09 2
28 Curtin University, Australia 0.08 2
29 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 0.06 3
30 Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM), Australia 0.06 1
31 Victoria University (VU), Australia 0.06 1
32 Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Australia 0.06 2
33 Melbourne Health, Australia 0.05 4
34 Deakin University, Australia 0.05 1
35 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 0.04 6
36 Western Australian Museum, Australia 0.04 1
36 South Australian Museum, Australia 0.04 1
37 The Royal Women's Hospital, Australia 0.04 1
38 Westmead Hospital (WSLHD), Australia 0.04 1
39 Centre for Vascular Research (CVR), Australia 0.03 1
40 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 0.03 1
41 Center for Biodiversity Management (CBM), Australia 0.03 1
42 Museums Victoria, Australia 0.03 1
43 National Museum of Australia (NMA), Australia 0.02 1
44 Metro South Health, Australia 0.02 3
45 Mater Health Services, Australia 0.02 3
46 Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia 0.02 1
46 Menzies School of Health Research, Australia 0.02 1
47 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), Australia 0.02 5
48 Australian Army Malaria Institute (AMI), Australia 0.02 1
49 SA Health, Australia 0.02 2
50 Griffith University, Australia 0.02 1
51 Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Australia 0.01 2
52 Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Australia 0.01 2
53 Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Australia 0.01 1
53 Department of Industry, Australia 0.01 1
53 Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (AWE), Australia 0.01 1
54 Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG), Australia 0.01 2
55 Queensland Health, Australia 0.01 1
56 South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD), Australia 0.01 1
57 PathWest Laboratory Medicine of Western Australia, Australia 0.01 2
58 St John of God Health Care (SJGHC), Australia 0.01 1
59 Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Australia 0.00 1
60 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 0.00 2
61 Royal Perth Hospital, Australia 0.00 1
62 The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA), Australia 0.00 1
63 South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Australia 0.00 2
64 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), State Government Victoria, Australia 0.00 1
64 Telethon Kids Institute, Australia 0.00 1

Footnote

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