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 the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits University), South Africa 1.47 9
2 University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa 0.40 3
3 University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa 0.27 2
4 Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Kenya 0.26 3
5 University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa 0.25 5
6 University of Science, Technique and Technologies of Bamako (USTTB), Mali 0.25 1
6 South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), South Africa 0.25 1
7 Mali Ministry of Health, Mali 0.21 1
8 National Museums of Kenya (NMK), Kenya 0.19 2
9 Mpala Research Centre (MRCC), Kenya 0.19 1
10 University of Ghana, Ghana 0.16 2
11 Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia 0.16 2
12 National Museum of Tanzania, Tanzania 0.14 1
13 Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD), Senegal 0.13 2
14 NRF South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON), South Africa 0.11 1
15 Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI), Tanzania 0.10 1
16 Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Nigeria 0.08 2
17 Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry (UGANC), Guinea 0.08 2
18 University of Bamako, Mali 0.07 1
19 Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI), Tanzania 0.07 1
19 Manouba University (UMA), Tunisia 0.07 1
20 Institut Norvégien de Santé Publique (INSP), Guinea 0.07 2
21 Guinea Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene, Guinea 0.06 2
22 Africa Health Research Institute, South Africa 0.06 2
23 Ethiopia Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture (MYSC), Ethiopia 0.06 1
24 University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa 0.05 1
25 University of Buea (UB), Cameroon 0.05 2
26 Burkina Faso Ministry of Health, Burkina Faso 0.05 2
27 Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles (ISRA), Senegal 0.05 1
28 Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Rwanda 0.04 1
29 Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), Uganda 0.04 1
30 National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Tanzania 0.04 1
31 Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone 0.04 1
32 Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa 0.04 2
33 Congo Ministry of Health, Congo 0.03 1
34 Centre National de Recherches Préhistoriques, Anthropologiques et Historiques (CNRPAH), Algeria 0.03 1
35 University of Malawi, Malawi 0.03 1
36 Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa 0.03 1
37 South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), South Africa 0.03 1
38 Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC), Tanzania 0.03 1
38 Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Ghana 0.03 1
39 North-West University (NWU), South Africa 0.03 1
39 University of Namibia (UNAM), Namibia 0.03 1
40 Agricultural Research Council (ARC), South Africa 0.02 1
41 Haramaya University, Ethiopia 0.02 1
42 The Aurum Institute, South Africa 0.02 1
43 Ghana Health Service (GHS), Ghana 0.02 1
44 International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya 0.02 1
45 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana 0.02 1
46 University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa 0.02 1
46 University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa 0.02 1
47 National Heritage Institute (INP), Tunisia 0.02 1
47 Sousse Museum, Tunisia 0.02 1
48 National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITheP), South Africa 0.01 1
49 Sierra Leone-China Friendship Hospital, Sierra Leone 0.01 1
50 National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), South Africa 0.01 3
51 Nelson Mandela University (NMU), South Africa 0.01 1
52 INDEPTH Network Secretariat, Ghana 0.01 1
53 Health and Sustainable Development Foundation (FOSAD), Guinea 0.01 1
53 Section Prévention et Lutte contre la Maladie à la Direction Préfectorale de la Santé de Guéckédou, Guinea 0.01 1
54 World Laboratory for Cosmology And Particle Physics (WLCAPP), Egypt 0.01 1
55 South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), South Africa 0.01 1
56 University of Ibadan (UI), Nigeria 0.01 1
57 University of the Gambia (UTG), Gambia 0.01 1
58 Redeemer's University Nigeria (RUN), Nigeria 0.01 2
59 Seychelles Ministry of Health, Seychelles 0.00 2
60 Kenema Government Hospital (KGH), Sierra Leone 0.00 1
61 Lagos State University (LASU), Nigeria 0.00 1
62 Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), Egypt 0.00 1
63 Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA), South Africa 0.00 1
63 South African National Blood Service (SANBS), South Africa 0.00 1
64 Ain Shams University, Egypt 0.00 1
64 Fayoum University (FU), Egypt 0.00 1
64 Cairo University (CU), Egypt 0.00 1
64 Suez University, Egypt 0.00 1

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