2017 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2017 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Share 2016 Count 2016 Change in Adjusted Share 2015-2016*
1 University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy 44.71 38.42 269 -11.8%
2 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 49.45 37.41 333 -22.4%
3 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 29.04 32.21 286 13.8%
4 University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy 36.15 27.12 177 -23.0%
5 University of Turin (UNITO), Italy 37.50 27.08 213 -25.9%
6 University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy 33.98 25.51 238 -23.0%
7 University of Pisa (UNIPI), Italy 16.57 24.75 250 53.1%
8 University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy 26.30 24.46 230 -4.6%
9 University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy 29.47 24.08 166 -16.2%
10 Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Italy 25.16 23.58 105 -3.9%
11 Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy 16.63 21.10 83 30.2%
12 University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy 18.91 16.10 180 -12.7%
13 University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy 8.93 12.87 114 47.8%
14 University of Perugia, Italy 9.70 12.39 134 31.1%
15 University of Genova, Italy 14.07 11.77 215 -14.2%
16 University of Parma (UNIPR), Italy 9.10 11.36 44 28.0%
17 University of Trieste (UNITS), Italy 14.49 11.05 145 -21.7%
18 University of Pavia (UNIPV), Italy 14.38 10.98 164 -21.6%
19 Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy 8.14 10.90 39 37.4%
20 University of Trento (UNITN), Italy 12.98 10.24 119 -19.1%
21 Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), Italy 10.55 9.99 128 -2.9%
22 University of Salento, Italy 6.25 8.65 106 41.8%
23 University of Roma Tre, Italy 7.19 8.16 108 16.5%
24 University of Catania, Italy 5.46 7.96 106 49.6%
25 University of Palermo (UNIPA), Italy 3.98 6.90 32 77.7%
26 University of Bari Aldo Moro (UniBA), Italy 9.88 6.86 144 -28.8%
27 University of Cagliari (UNICA), Italy 7.71 6.59 69 -12.3%
28 University of Salerno (UNISA), Italy 13.68 6.05 61 -54.6%
29 University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), Italy 6.12 5.95 52 -0.3%
30 University of Ferrara (UNIFE), Italy 8.21 5.88 74 -26.5%
31 University of L'Aquila (UNIVAQ), Italy 5.49 5.74 34 7.2%
32 University of Messina (UNIME), Italy 5.22 5.11 25 0.4%
33 University of Eastern Piedmont "Amedeo Avogadro" (UNIPMN), Italy 4.51 4.78 97 8.7%
34 Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (UCSC), Italy 3.37 4.49 20 36.9%
35 University of Brescia (UNIBS), Italy 4.66 4.36 31 -4.1%
36 University of Siena (UNISI), Italy 6.03 4.12 75 -29.9%
37 University of Verona (UNIVR), Italy 6.79 4.06 33 -38.7%
38 University of Udine (UNIUD), Italy 3.20 3.57 93 14.3%
39 University of Camerino (UNICAM), Italy 3.45 3.54 27 5.3%
40 University of Insubria, Italy 5.65 3.44 27 -37.6%
41 Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy 4.20 3.19 101 -22.2%
42 University of Urbino, Italy 3.00 2.54 44 -13.4%
43 University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy 2.30 2.49 16 11.1%
44 Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), Italy 3.32 2.36 24 -27.0%
45 Ca' Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE), Italy 3.31 2.27 17 -29.7%
46 University of Sassari (UniSS), Italy 2.51 2.10 19 -14.5%
47 Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (UniSR), Italy 2.10 1.89 16 -7.5%
48 National Interuniversity Consortium for the Physical Sciences of Matter (CNISM), Italy 4.35 1.81 18 -57.3%
49 Marche Polytechnic University (UNIVPM), Italy 3.07 1.76 11 -41.4%
50 University of Chieti (Ud'A), Italy 5.10 1.60 10 -67.7%
51 Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa (SSSA), Italy 0.17 0.96 11 461.0%
52 University of Magna Graecia (UMG), Italy 2.40 0.88 3 -62.5%
53 IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy 1.25 0.65 4 -46.7%
54 University of Sannio, Italy 0.05 0.62 19 1,273.8%
55 University of Tuscia (UNITUS), Italy 1.46 0.55 6 -61.1%
56 University of Basilicata, Italy 1.99 0.55 77 -71.6%
57 Campus Bio-Medico University, Italy 0.32 0.44 3 39.8%
58 Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS Pavia), Italy 0.47 0.40 5 -13.0%
59 Universita' degli Studi Niccolo' Cusano, Italy 0.10 0.37 2 285.8%
60 University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (UNICAS), Italy 0.16 0.29 3 87.8%
61 Guglielmo Marconi University (GMU), Italy 0.07 0.29 50 305.7%
62 University of Foggia (UNIFG), Italy 0.33 0.28 5 -10.4%
63 European University Institute (EUI), Italy 0.19 3 N/A
64 Foro Italico University of Rome, Italy 0.33 0.17 2 -47.8%
65 University of Bergamo, Italy 0.25 0.14 4 -42.0%
66 Consell Comarcal del Baix Llobregat, Italy 0.09 1 N/A
67 San Raffaele University of Rome (UniSanRaffaele), Italy 0.06 1 N/A
68 University of Molise (UNIMOL), Italy 0.56 0.06 6 -88.9%
69 Humanitas University, Italy 0.19 0.06 2 -66.3%
70 Milan Center for Neuroscience, Italy 0.26 0.06 1 -78.0%
71 European School of Molecular Medicine (SEMM), Italy 0.04 0.05 2 52.4%
72 University of Teramo (UniTE), Italy 0.78 0.05 2 -93.4%
73 Scuola Superiore Provinciale di Sanità Claudiana, Italy 0.04 1 N/A
74 École Française de Rome (EFR), Italy 0.04 1 N/A
75 Centro di ricerca in risonanza magnetica per lo studio del sistema nervoso, Università di Genova, Italy 0.02 1 N/A
76 Pegaso University (Unipegaso), Italy 0.01 0.02 5 24.5%
77 Parthenope University of Naples, Italy 0.45 0.01 24 -98.1%
78 Università Iuav di Venezia (IUAV), Italy 0.00 0.00 1 -60.3%
78 Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria (UNIRC), Italy 0.00 0.00 1 -60.3%
78 University for Foreigners Perugia (UNISTRAPG), Italy 0.00 0.00 1 -60.3%
78 Orientale University of Naples, Italy 0.00 0.00 1 -60.3%
78 University of Macerata (UNIMC), Italy 0.00 0.00 1 -60.3%

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