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 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 75.31 197
2 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 43.67 112
3 Max Planck Society, Germany 36.44 145
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 35.46 135
5 University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 31.48 102
6 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 22.14 61
7 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 19.85 45
8 National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States of America (USA) 19.44 72
9 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 19.35 72
10 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 19.16 73
11 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 18.93 171
12 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 18.52 65
13 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 17.54 80
14 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 17.44 60
15 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 17.08 50
16 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 17.04 74
17 Medical Research Council (MRC), United Kingdom (UK) 14.45 39
18 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 14.25 43
19 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 13.77 51
20 Johns Hopkins University (JHU), United States of America (USA) 13.16 50
21 University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), United States of America (USA) 12.74 43
22 Tsinghua University, China 12.13 30
23 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 12.12 45
24 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 12.05 95
25 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 12.02 36
26 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 11.83 47
27 Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), United States of America (USA) 11.79 35
28 UCL, United Kingdom (UK) 11.24 47
29 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 11.15 35
30 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 10.46 47
31 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 10.16 51
32 The Rockefeller University, United States of America (USA) 9.90 28
33 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), United States of America (USA) 9.36 29
34 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 9.14 25
35 Duke University, United States of America (USA) 9.08 25
36 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center), United States of America (USA) 8.97 21
37 New York University (NYU), United States of America (USA) 8.69 26
38 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 8.56 14
39 University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), United States of America (USA) 8.50 46
40 Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), United States of America (USA) 8.42 24
41 HHMI Janelia Research Campus, United States of America (USA) 8.30 16
42 University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder), United States of America (USA) 7.98 32
43 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 7.93 17
44 RIKEN, Japan 7.85 37
45 Salk Institute for Biological Studies (Salk), United States of America (USA) 7.77 18
46 Scripps Research, United States of America (USA) 7.55 19
47 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States of America (USA) 7.18 56
48 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), United States of America (USA) 7.02 48
49 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 6.99 22
50 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 6.98 26
51 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 6.63 23
52 European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany 6.59 32
53 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 6.18 23
54 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 5.84 26
55 The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 5.75 14
56 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 5.65 30
57 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 5.48 46
58 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 5.23 15
59 University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark 5.19 33
60 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 5.18 16
61 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 5.18 29
62 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 4.78 23
63 University of Bern (UniBE), Switzerland 4.65 28
64 Smithsonian Institution, United States of America (USA) 4.55 38
65 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States of America (USA) 4.43 15
66 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 4.34 18
67 The University of Arizona (Arizona), United States of America (USA) 4.30 34
68 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 4.23 45
69 Sorbonne University, France 4.16 56
70 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 4.14 29
71 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States of America (USA) 4.11 13
72 Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Netherlands 4.07 14
73 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 4.06 23
74 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 4.03 27
75 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France 4.00 59
76 Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 3.98 25
77 University of Paris, France 3.96 54
78 Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), United States of America (USA) 3.95 18
79 Oregon State University, United States of America (USA) 3.93 14
80 University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass Medical School), United States of America (USA) 3.90 22
81 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 3.90 22
82 University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), United States of America (USA) 3.84 22
83 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), United States of America (USA) 3.81 13
84 University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland 3.81 24
85 Pasteur Institute, France 3.78 22
86 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 3.78 29
87 University of Virginia (UVA), United States of America (USA) 3.72 16
88 Uppsala University (UU), Sweden 3.65 30
89 Peking University (PKU), China 3.62 24
90 Michigan State University (MSU), United States of America (USA) 3.50 17
91 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 3.50 26
92 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), United States of America (USA) 3.48 12
93 University of York, United Kingdom (UK) 3.38 10
94 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 3.38 19
95 Vienna Biocenter (VBC), Austria 3.36 7
96 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 3.33 9
97 University of California, Davis (UC Davis), United States of America (USA) 3.31 22
98 The University of Georgia (UGA), United States of America (USA) 3.30 15
99 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU), United States of America (USA) 3.29 25
100 The City University of New York (CUNY), United States of America (USA) 3.25 11

Footnote

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