2017 tables: Institutions - physical 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 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 21.24 23.86 259 15.0%
2 ITMO National Research University (ITMO University), Russia 11.87 13.40 40 15.5%
3 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology - State University (MIPT), Russia 9.67 12.89 101 36.4%
4 Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU), Russia 11.04 9.52 62 -11.8%
5 National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Russia 6.23 6.24 187 2.5%
6 Novosibirsk State University (NSU), Russia 7.98 5.41 79 -30.6%
7 Ural Federal University (UrFU), Russia 4.90 5.26 18 9.8%
8 Tomsk State University (TSU), Russia 5.45 4.51 44 -15.2%
9 Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN), Russia 3.51 3.45 15 0.7%
10 Kazan Federal University (KFU), Russia 2.21 3.41 12 57.7%
11 Saratov State University (SGU), Russia 4.79 2.93 6 -37.4%
12 Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), Russia 1.57 2.56 7 66.7%
13 Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Russia 1.51 2.36 11 60.5%
14 National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Russia 2.60 2.15 11 -15.3%
15 Moscow State Pedagogical University (MSPU), Russia 0.44 1.64 6 282.9%
16 National University of Science and Technology (MISIS), Russia 2.43 1.48 21 -37.7%
17 Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Russia 2.23 1.42 11 -35.1%
18 Moscow Technological University (MIREA), Russia 1.12 5 N/A
19 Peoples Friendship University of Russia (PFUR), Russia 0.75 1.11 3 51.6%
20 Dubna International University of Nature, Society and Man, Russia 1.26 0.98 4 -20.5%
21 Tomsk State Pedagogical University (TSPU), Russia 2.79 0.95 5 -65.3%
22 National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET), Russia 1.52 0.90 2 -39.5%
23 Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), Russia 3.63 0.89 62 -75.0%
24 Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University n.a. R.E. Alekseev (NNSTU), Russia 0.17 0.75 3 360.6%
25 Southern Federal University (SFedU), Russia 1.20 0.62 6 -47.0%
26 D. Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Russia 0.08 0.56 1 590.9%
27 Chelyabinsk State University (CSU), Russia 0.51 0.47 4 -4.7%
28 Pacific National University (PNU), Russia 0.43 2 N/A
29 Bashkir State University (BashSU), Russia 0.08 0.42 1 411.8%
30 N.P. Ogarev Mordovia State University, Russia 0.38 2 N/A
31 Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU), Russia 0.35 0.25 2 -25.5%
32 Moscow Aviation Institute - National Research University (MAI), Russia 0.25 1 N/A
32 South Ural State University (SUSU), Russia 0.25 1 N/A
33 Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Russia 0.05 0.25 2 402.5%
34 Yandex School of Data Analysis, Russia 0.06 0.22 32 311.3%
35 Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU), Russia 0.60 0.21 2 -65.0%
36 Novosibirsk State Technical University (NSTU), Russia 0.16 0.19 8 18.7%
37 Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Russia 0.17 1 N/A
37 Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University (NovSU), Russia 0.17 1 N/A
38 Voronezh State University (VSU), Russia 0.33 0.13 1 -61.6%
39 Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy, Russia 0.29 0.10 1 -64.2%
39 Tver State University, Russia 0.40 0.10 1 -74.4%
39 Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University (LETI), Russia 0.57 0.10 1 -82.1%
40 Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (SUAI), Russia 0.10 1 N/A
41 Independent University of Moscow (IUM), Russia 0.09 2 N/A
42 Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service (VSUES), Russia 0.16 0.08 1 -45.2%
42 Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (TUSUR), Russia 0.08 1 N/A
43 Samara National Research University, Russia 1.05 0.07 2 -93.0%
44 North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk (NEFU), Russia 0.07 1 N/A
44 Rostov State Transport University (RSTU), Russia 0.07 1 N/A
45 Far Eastern State Transport University (FESTU), Russia 0.04 1 N/A
46 Innopolis University, Russia 0.03 1 N/A
47 Togliatti State University, Russia 0.03 1 N/A
48 Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov (SSTU), Russia 0.75 0.02 1 -97.2%
49 Belgorod State National Research University (BelSU), Russia 0.38 0.01 1 -98.3%
50 Irkutsk State University (ISU), Russia 0.00 1 N/A
51 Blagoveschensk State Pedagogical University (BSPU), Russia 0.00 1 N/A

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.