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 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 56.63 195
2 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 54.15 169
3 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 43.41 179
4 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 36.76 70
5 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 31.23 82
6 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 17.02 32
7 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 10.02 24
8 Bilkent University, Turkey 9.52 23
9 Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Iran 9.38 59
10 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 7.17 24
11 Yerevan State University (YSU), Armenia 6.91 151
12 COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Pakistan 6.07 33
13 Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Iran 5.98 10
14 Shiraz University, Iran 5.67 8
15 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 5.31 73
16 Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran 4.92 24
17 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 3.77 55
18 L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (ENU), Kazakhstan 2.78 6
19 National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan 2.59 4
20 Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Iran 2.38 3
21 University of the Punjab, Pakistan 2.08 12
22 Ruppin Academic Center, Israel 2.00 4
23 Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey 1.91 43
24 Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Georgia 1.90 115
25 Ariel University (AU), Israel 1.90 3
26 Research Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics of Maragha (RIAAM), Iran 1.88 10
27 Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU), Kazakhstan 1.68 3
28 Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran 1.67 21
29 Boğaziçi University (BU), Turkey 1.67 112
30 Nazarbayev University (NU), Kazakhstan 1.54 4
31 University of Mazandaran (UMZ), Iran 1.50 2
31 Kuwait University (KU), Kuwait 1.50 2
31 University of Management and Technology (UMT), Pakistan 1.50 3
32 Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates 1.46 5
33 Shahrood University of Technology, Iran 1.33 2
34 Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran 1.13 4
35 Çukurova University, Turkey 1.12 43
36 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 1.11 9
37 Koç University (KU), Turkey 1.08 2
38 Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar 1.08 5
39 Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Turkey 1.00 19
40 American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon 1.00 4
40 Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Iran 1.00 1
40 Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., Israel 1.00 2
40 National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES), Pakistan 1.00 1
40 K. N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU), Iran 1.00 1
40 Başkent University, Turkey 1.00 1
40 Kocaeli University, Turkey 1.00 2
40 Graduate University of Advanced Technology (GUAT), Iran 1.00 1
41 Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), Azerbaijan 0.99 75
42 Doğuş University (DOU), Turkey 0.86 82
43 University of Kurdistan, Iran 0.83 2
44 Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Pakistan 0.76 44
45 University of Peshawar, Pakistan 0.75 1
45 University of Nizwa, Oman 0.75 2
46 Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan (UzAS), Uzbekistan 0.74 11
47 King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia 0.73 12
48 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran 0.73 2
49 United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), United Arab Emirates 0.71 3
50 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan 0.67 3
51 University of Haifa (HU), Israel 0.67 2
51 Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), Israel 0.67 2
52 National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan (NAN KR), Kyrgyzstan 0.63 2
53 Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Iran 0.61 3
54 Clalit Health Care Services, Israel 0.60 1
55 University of Zanjan, Iran 0.58 1
56 Gazi University, Turkey 0.58 28
57 Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University (BAIBU), Turkey 0.57 3
58 Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer, Israel 0.57 1
59 Marmara University, Turkey 0.50 19
59 Özyeğin University, Turkey 0.50 19
60 İstanbul Kültür University (İKÜ), Turkey 0.50 1
60 Sapir College, Israel 0.50 1
60 Institute of Space Technology (IST), Pakistan 0.50 1
60 Orbotech Ltd., Israel 0.50 1
60 Cumhuriyet University, Turkey 0.50 1
60 Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University, Turkey 0.50 1
61 Qatar University, Qatar 0.43 2
62 Ankara University, Turkey 0.43 72
63 American University of the Middle East (AUM), Kuwait 0.42 2
63 Taibah University, Saudi Arabia 0.42 1
64 Ilia State University, Georgia 0.39 25
65 Abdullah Gül University, Turkey 0.38 1
65 King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia 0.38 2
66 Government College University (GCU), Pakistan 0.36 2
67 University of Hail (UOH), Saudi Arabia 0.33 1
68 National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (NAS), Armenia 0.32 7
69 Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Qatar 0.31 4
70 Israel Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC), Israel 0.29 3
71 Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Pakistan 0.29 1
72 ORT Braude College of Engineering (OBC), Israel 0.26 4
73 Anadolu University, Turkey 0.25 10
74 Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran 0.25 1
74 Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute (NSTRI), Iran 0.25 1
74 University of Tabriz, Iran 0.25 1
74 Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran 0.25 1
74 Alzahra University, Iran 0.25 1
74 Antalya International University, Turkey 0.25 1
74 Bingöl University, Turkey 0.25 1
74 Open University of Israel (OPENU), Israel 0.25 1
75 National Academy of Sciences the Republic of Kazakhstan (NAS), Kazakhstan 0.24 10
76 TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey 0.22 71
77 Yildiz Technical University (YTU), Turkey 0.21 20
78 Yarmouk University, Jordan 0.20 1
78 Damghan University, Iran 0.20 1
79 Beirut Arab University (BAU), Lebanon 0.19 2
80 Hacettepe University, Turkey 0.17 7
81 The University of Jordan, Jordan 0.17 2
82 Federal Urdu University of Arts, Sciences and Technology (FUUAST), Pakistan 0.17 1
82 Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Iran 0.17 1
83 Istanbul University, Turkey 0.15 5
84 University of Tabuk (UT), Saudi Arabia 0.15 11
85 American University of Sharjah (AUS), United Arab Emirates 0.13 2
86 MEF University, Turkey 0.13 1
86 University of Engineering and Technology - Lahore (UET Lahore), Pakistan 0.13 1
86 Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Iran 0.13 1
86 University of Balamand (UOB), Lebanon 0.13 1
86 Embassy of Italy in Tel Aviv, Israel, Israel 0.13 1
87 Samarkand State University (SSU), Uzbekistan 0.11 1
87 Samarkand Institute of Agriculture, Uzbekistan 0.11 1
87 Al-Mustansiriya University, Iraq 0.11 1
88 Mirpur University of Science Technology (MUST), Pakistan 0.10 1
89 Arab American University, Palestinian territories 0.09 1
90 Najran University, Saudi Arabia 0.09 1
91 St. Andrew the First Called Georgian University of Patriarchate of Georgia, Georgia 0.08 1
91 Taiz University, Yemen 0.08 1
92 Ege University, Turkey 0.08 1
93 University of Gaziantep (GAUN), Turkey 0.08 71
94 Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Pakistan 0.07 1
94 Selcuk University, Turkey 0.07 1
94 Turkish Military Academy (TMA), Turkey 0.07 1
94 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Saudi Arabia 0.07 1
95 University of Tikrit, Iraq 0.06 1
95 University of Sulaimani (UOS), Iraq 0.06 1
96 Erciyes University, Turkey 0.06 1
97 Qatar Foundation, Qatar 0.06 2
98 Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), Saudi Arabia 0.06 1
98 Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran 0.06 1
98 University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 0.06 1
99 Istanbul Aydin University (IAU), Turkey 0.05 62
100 Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), Kuwait 0.05 1

Footnote

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