2016 tables: Institutions - physical sciences

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 Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria 35.52 109
2 University of Vienna, Austria 20.87 74
3 University of Innsbruck (LFU), Austria 15.23 118
4 Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Austria 11.86 112
5 Johannes Kepler University of Linz (JKU), Austria 11.20 27
6 University of Graz (Uni Graz), Austria 8.57 21
7 Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), Austria 5.39 19
8 Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), Austria 3.03 7
9 University of Leoben, Austria 1.97 8
10 NanoTecCenter Weiz Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria 1.78 2
11 Medical University of Vienna (MUW), Austria 1.34 5
12 Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria 0.92 2
13 Austrian Competence Center for Tribology (AC2T), Austria 0.81 3
14 University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Austria 0.67 2
15 Austrian Cooperative Research (ACR), Austria 0.65 4
16 Materials Center Leoben Forschung GmbH, Austria 0.58 2
17 Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria 0.50 1
18 Center for Advanced Bioanalysis GmbH, Austria 0.43 2
18 University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (VUM), Austria 0.43 1
19 AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria 0.42 4
20 Center of Electrochemical Surface Technology (CEST), Austria 0.33 1
21 Lithoz GmbH, Austria 0.29 1
22 Profactor GmbH, Austria 0.28 2
23 Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Austria 0.27 2
24 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Austria 0.18 3
25 University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (UASUA), Austria 0.17 1
26 University of Salzburg, Austria 0.13 2
27 Tamirna GmbH, Austria 0.11 1
27 Paracelsus Medical University (PMU), Austria 0.11 1
27 Austrian Red Cross, Austria 0.11 1
27 Bernhard Gottlieb University Clinic of Dentistry Vienna, Austria 0.11 1
27 International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria 0.11 1
28 University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien (UAS Technikum Wien), Austria 0.07 2
29 Vienna Biocenter (VBC), Austria 0.07 1
30 Wolfgang Pauli Institute (WPI) Vienna, Austria 0.03 1
31 Medical University of Graz (Med Uni Graz), Austria 0.01 1

Footnote

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