2017 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - 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 Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy 5.02 6.51 13 21.0%
2 University of Roma Tre, Italy 4.18 4.60 12 2.8%
3 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 3.62 4.25 16 9.6%
4 University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy 3.26 4.00 13 14.3%
5 University of Turin (UNITO), Italy 6.00 3.99 9 -37.9%
6 University of Palermo (UNIPA), Italy 1.11 3.18 11 166.9%
7 University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy 2.17 2.70 16 15.7%
8 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 2.60 2.63 13 -5.6%
9 University of Pisa (UNIPI), Italy 0.48 2.52 7 388.0%
10 University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy 4.49 1.77 9 -63.2%
11 University of Genova, Italy 1.40 1.44 5 -4.1%
12 University of Messina (UNIME), Italy 1.04 2 N/A
13 University of Ferrara (UNIFE), Italy 0.03 1.03 7 3,184.3%
14 Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy 1.76 1.00 1 -46.9%
15 Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy 1.22 0.99 5 -24.2%
16 University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy 2.29 0.83 7 -66.0%
17 University of Catania, Italy 1.09 0.79 3 -32.6%
18 University of Urbino, Italy 1.50 0.69 4 -57.2%
19 University of L'Aquila (UNIVAQ), Italy 1.35 0.67 1 -54.0%
20 University of Perugia, Italy 0.26 0.66 8 139.5%
21 University of Brescia (UNIBS), Italy 0.65 1 N/A
22 University of Chieti (Ud'A), Italy 0.25 0.56 4 110.2%
23 University of Pavia (UNIPV), Italy 0.99 0.54 4 -48.8%
24 University of Salento, Italy 0.04 0.54 2 1,223.5%
25 University of Bari Aldo Moro (UniBA), Italy 0.33 0.48 2 33.3%
26 University of Trieste (UNITS), Italy 0.42 0.45 1 -0.2%
27 Ca' Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE), Italy 0.83 0.39 4 -56.5%
28 University of Sannio, Italy 0.37 2 N/A
29 University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy 0.67 0.33 1 -53.3%
30 University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy 0.17 0.30 1 68.0%
30 National Interuniversity Consortium for the Physical Sciences of Matter (CNISM), Italy 0.39 0.30 1 -27.7%
31 University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (UNICAS), Italy 0.15 0.29 2 81.5%
32 University of Parma (UNIPR), Italy 1.50 0.27 2 -83.3%
33 University of Tuscia (UNITUS), Italy 0.25 0.22 2 -18.1%
34 University of Trento (UNITN), Italy 0.52 0.20 1 -64.0%
35 University of Siena (UNISI), Italy 0.35 0.19 2 -48.7%
36 University of Foggia (UNIFG), Italy 0.23 0.18 2 -24.3%
37 Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), Italy 0.07 0.17 2 109.7%
37 University of Verona (UNIVR), Italy 1.40 0.17 1 -88.9%
38 University of Cagliari (UNICA), Italy 0.15 1 N/A
39 Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy 0.14 1 N/A
40 University of Camerino (UNICAM), Italy 0.13 1 N/A
41 University of Salerno (UNISA), Italy 0.83 0.10 2 -88.6%
42 University of Basilicata, Italy 1.80 0.06 1 -96.8%
43 École Française de Rome (EFR), Italy 0.04 1 N/A
44 University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), Italy 0.71 0.03 1 -96.1%
45 University of Udine (UNIUD), Italy 0.01 1 N/A

Footnote

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  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.