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 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 17.54 80
2 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 17.04 74
3 Medical Research Council (MRC), United Kingdom (UK) 14.45 39
4 UCL, United Kingdom (UK) 11.24 47
5 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 5.84 26
6 The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 5.75 14
7 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 5.48 46
8 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 5.18 16
9 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 4.06 23
10 Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 3.98 25
11 University of York, United Kingdom (UK) 3.38 10
12 University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (UK) 3.13 19
13 King's College London (KCL), United Kingdom (UK) 2.25 16
14 Newcastle University, United Kingdom (UK) 2.11 12
15 University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK) 2.00 13
16 University of Sussex, United Kingdom (UK) 1.78 7
17 Cardiff University, United Kingdom (UK) 1.75 9
18 University of Birmingham (UB), United Kingdom (UK) 1.59 7
19 Durham University, United Kingdom (UK) 1.52 10
20 University of Southampton (Soton), United Kingdom (UK) 1.49 12
21 The Open University (OU), United Kingdom (UK) 1.39 7
22 The University of Warwick (Warwick), United Kingdom (UK) 1.33 12
23 University of Reading, United Kingdom (UK) 1.32 5
24 University of East Anglia (UEA), United Kingdom (UK) 1.23 6
25 NERC National Oceanography Centre (NOC), United Kingdom (UK) 1.23 9
26 Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), United Kingdom (UK) 1.16 14
27 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK) 1.12 12
28 University of Exeter, United Kingdom (UK) 1.07 14
29 The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (UK) 1.06 6
30 University of Bath, United Kingdom (UK) 0.99 6
31 Natural History Museum, United Kingdom (UK) 0.83 4
32 Swansea University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.68 6
33 Cancer Research UK (CRUK), United Kingdom (UK) 0.64 5
34 Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom (UK) 0.63 1
35 University of St Andrews, United Kingdom (UK) 0.61 7
36 Queen's University Belfast (QUB), United Kingdom (UK) 0.57 6
37 Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.55 9
38 Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.55 8
39 NERC British Antarctic Survey (BAS), United Kingdom (UK) 0.54 3
40 University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom (UK) 0.54 7
41 Bangor University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.53 2
42 GlaxoSmithKline plc. (GSK), United Kingdom (UK) 0.51 6
43 Bourn Hall Clinic, United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 1
44 University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom (UK) 0.42 2
45 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), United Kingdom (UK) 0.39 10
46 University of London - Royal Holloway (RHUL), United Kingdom (UK) 0.35 2
47 University of Dundee, United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 5
48 The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), United Kingdom (UK) 0.32 4
49 Keele University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.28 2
50 The University of Nottingham (UoN), United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 3
51 Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.24 7
52 University of Bradford, United Kingdom (UK) 0.24 2
52 Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.24 2
53 University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), United Kingdom (UK) 0.23 1
54 Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), United Kingdom (UK) 0.23 3
55 University of Leicester, United Kingdom (UK) 0.23 9
56 NHS Lothian, United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 7
57 University of Hertfordshire (UH), United Kingdom (UK) 0.19 3
58 University of Surrey, United Kingdom (UK) 0.18 2
59 Global Phasing Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.18 1
60 BirdLife International, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1
61 University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom (UK) 0.15 1
62 Birkbeck, University of London (BBK), United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 2
63 Selcia Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 1
64 University of Kent, United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 6
65 Public Health England (PHE), United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 5
66 Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (OUH), United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 7
67 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), United Kingdom (UK) 0.11 7
68 Rolls-Royce plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.11 1
69 Anglo American plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.11 1
70 British Geological Survey (BGS), United Kingdom (UK) 0.10 1
70 United Kingdom Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), United Kingdom (UK) 0.10 1
71 Babraham Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 0.09 1
72 Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1
73 British Astronomical Association (BAA), United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1
74 Armagh Observatory, United Kingdom (UK) 0.07 1
75 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.06 3
76 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom (UK) 0.06 1
77 Met Office, United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 1
78 Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 2
79 The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.04 3
80 Operation Wallacea Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.04 1
81 Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.04 2
82 University of Essex, United Kingdom (UK) 0.04 3
83 Zoological Society of London (ZSL), United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 1
84 Square Kilometre Array (SKA Organisation), United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 1
85 Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 3
86 Lancaster University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 1
87 London North West Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH), United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 4
88 The Henry Stewart Group, United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 1
89 Earlham Institute (EI), United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 1
90 Marine Biological Association of the UK, United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 1
91 St George's, University of London (SGUL), United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 4
92 The James Hutton Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 1
93 Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 2
94 University of Stirling, United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 2
95 NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 1
96 United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD), United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 1
96 Cranfield University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 1
97 Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 1
98 Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 2
99 Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 3
100 The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NUTH), United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 1

Footnote

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