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 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 10.39 17.83 37 60.2%
2 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 16.70 17.32 37 -3.2%
3 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 7.00 9.24 14 23.2%
4 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 3.90 8.97 14 114.9%
5 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 7.72 3.54 8 -57.2%
6 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 1.56 2.02 13 20.9%
7 Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran 2.00 2 N/A
8 University of Haifa (HU), Israel 2.39 1.99 9 -22.3%
9 Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey 5.26 1.97 7 -65.1%
10 Boğaziçi University (BU), Turkey 1.73 1.77 7 -4.4%
11 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 3.37 1.54 6 -57.4%
12 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 2.03 1.07 4 -50.8%
13 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 1.81 1.02 3 -47.3%
14 Qatar University, Qatar 0.35 0.96 3 155.6%
15 Aksaray University, Turkey 0.75 1 N/A
16 Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar 0.31 0.74 4 124.7%
17 Ankara University, Turkey 0.61 3 N/A
18 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 1.67 0.54 3 -70.0%
19 COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Pakistan 0.49 3 N/A
20 Lebanese University (LU), Lebanon 0.36 2 N/A
21 Zanjan University of Medical Sciences (ZUMS), Iran 0.33 1 N/A
22 Hacettepe University, Turkey 0.17 0.29 2 60.0%
23 Istanbul University, Turkey 0.16 0.25 1 46.1%
23 Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Turkey 0.25 1 N/A
23 Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University (MSKU), Turkey 0.25 1 N/A
24 King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia 0.24 2 N/A
25 Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey 1.81 0.23 2 -88.4%
26 Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates 3.55 0.20 1 -94.7%
27 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 0.24 0.17 1 -34.0%
28 Lebanese American University (LAU), Lebanon 0.14 1 N/A
29 Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey 0.50 0.13 1 -76.7%
29 Palestine Polytechnic University (PPU), Palestinian territories 0.13 1 N/A
29 Hashemite University (HU), Jordan 0.13 1 N/A
29 The University of Jordan, Jordan 0.13 1 N/A
29 Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Iran 0.13 1 N/A
29 University of Yüzüncü, Turkey 0.13 1 N/A
30 Karakoram International University (KIU), Pakistan 0.11 1 N/A
31 Koç University (KU), Turkey 0.37 0.10 1 -74.5%
31 L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (ENU), Kazakhstan 0.10 1 N/A
31 Marmara University, Turkey 0.10 1 N/A
31 Taibah University, Saudi Arabia 0.10 1 N/A
32 Technical University of Tajikistan (TUT), Tajikistan 0.09 1 N/A
33 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan 0.08 1 N/A
34 United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), United Arab Emirates 0.23 0.06 1 -75.1%
35 Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Pakistan 0.36 0.05 1 -88.1%

Footnote

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  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.