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 National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), Italy 2.90 23
2 University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy 1.65 4
3 University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy 1.61 9
4 Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare (IRCCS), Italy 1.43 15
5 National Research Council (CNR), Italy 1.32 19
6 Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Italy 0.95 2
7 Telethon Foundation, Italy 0.95 2
8 University of Trento (UNITN), Italy 0.84 9
9 International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Italy 0.72 2
10 University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy 0.70 3
11 University of Perugia, Italy 0.64 9
12 University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy 0.44 7
13 University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy 0.35 11
14 University of Salento, Italy 0.28 4
15 Fondazione Piemontese per la Ricerca sul Cancro Onlus (FPRC), Italy 0.28 1
16 National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Italy 0.27 3
17 Rome International Center for Materials Science of Superstripes (RICMASS), Italy 0.23 2
18 University of Roma Tre, Italy 0.22 3
19 University of Turin (UNITO), Italy 0.21 5
20 Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn Napoli (SZN), Italy 0.20 4
21 University of Trieste (UNITS), Italy 0.19 5
22 Italian Foundation for Cancer Research (FIRC), Italy 0.18 1
23 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 0.18 6
24 University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy 0.17 2
25 University of Genova, Italy 0.14 5
26 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 0.13 7
27 University of Siena (UNISI), Italy 0.13 4
28 University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), Italy 0.13 2
29 Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Italy 0.12 2
30 Italy Ministry of Health, Italy 0.12 1
31 Italian Space Agency (ASI), Italy 0.12 4
32 University of Pavia (UNIPV), Italy 0.12 3
33 University of Insubria, Italy 0.11 3
34 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM), Italy 0.11 2
35 University of Palermo (UNIPA), Italy 0.10 2
36 Niguarda Hospital, Italy 0.08 2
37 University of Verona (UNIVR), Italy 0.07 5
38 University of Bari Aldo Moro (UniBA), Italy 0.07 3
39 University of Ferrara (UNIFE), Italy 0.07 2
40 Museo Archeologico Del Finale, Italy 0.07 1
41 Parthenope University of Naples, Italy 0.06 2
42 A.O. Ordine Mauriziano di Torino, Italy 0.06 1
43 Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK), Italy 0.06 1
43 National Interuniversity Consortium for the Physical Sciences of Matter (CNISM), Italy 0.06 1
44 University of Pisa (UNIPI), Italy 0.05 5
45 Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), Italy 0.05 3
46 Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Italy 0.05 1
47 Azienda Ospedaliero - Universitaria "Ospedali Riuniti" Trieste, Italy 0.04 1
48 University Hospital of Verona, Italy 0.04 1
49 National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology (INSTM), Italy 0.04 1
50 Ceinge - Biotecnologie Avanzate S.C. a r.l., Italy 0.04 1
51 Museo Preistorico Nazionale dei Balzi Rossi, Italy 0.03 1
52 University of Camerino (UNICAM), Italy 0.03 2
53 Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa (SSSA), Italy 0.02 1
54 Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), Italy 0.02 1
55 Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (UniBz), Italy 0.02 1
56 Soprintendenza Archeologia della Lombardia, Italy 0.02 1
57 European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC), Italy 0.01 3
58 University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy 0.01 3
59 Selex ES S.p.A, Italy 0.01 1
60 Ospedale di Parma, Italy 0.01 1
61 University of Udine (UNIUD), Italy 0.01 2
62 Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy 0.01 1
62 Il Museo della Fisica e il Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi (Centro Fermi), Italy 0.01 1
63 University of Sassari (UniSS), Italy 0.01 3
64 Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (UCSC), Italy 0.01 2
65 Azienda Sanitaria di Firenze (ASF), Italy 0.00 2
66 General Hospital of Bolzano, Italy 0.00 2
67 University of Catania, Italy 0.00 2
67 Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy 0.00 2
68 University of Eastern Piedmont "Amedeo Avogadro" (UNIPMN), Italy 0.00 1
68 University of Basilicata, Italy 0.00 1
69 University of Cagliari (UNICA), Italy 0.00 1
70 University of Salerno (UNISA), Italy 0.00 1
70 University of Parma (UNIPR), Italy 0.00 1
70 University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy 0.00 1
70 University of Molise (UNIMOL), Italy 0.00 1
70 Marche Polytechnic University (UNIVPM), Italy 0.00 1
70 University of Messina (UNIME), Italy 0.00 2
71 Fondazione Cariplo, Italy 0.00 1
71 Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy 0.00 1
72 Guglielmo Marconi University (GMU), Italy 0.00 1
73 University of Urbino, Italy 0.00 1
73 Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy 0.00 1

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