2017 tables: Institutions

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 Monash University, Australia 118.12 132.44 430 15.0%
2 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 113.92 122.29 311 10.1%
3 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 146.87 118.91 359 -17.0%
4 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 105.14 102.56 308 0.1%
5 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 103.45 100.16 485 -0.7%
6 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 80.04 79.34 324 1.7%
7 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 59.71 52.37 203 -10.0%
8 Curtin University, Australia 29.16 37.35 138 31.4%
9 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 38.20 34.21 214 -8.1%
10 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 48.68 34.09 221 -28.2%
11 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 25.14 29.91 101 22.0%
12 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 21.62 24.87 71 18.0%
13 Griffith University, Australia 13.27 21.72 63 67.9%
14 Macquarie University, Australia 22.68 20.91 104 -5.4%
15 Deakin University, Australia 14.87 16.05 49 10.7%
16 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia 12.13 14.77 77 25.0%
17 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 18.97 14.60 91 -21.1%
18 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 13.85 14.09 67 4.3%
19 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 15.89 13.37 72 -13.7%
20 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 11.25 13.10 84 19.4%
21 La Trobe University, Australia 11.12 12.55 66 15.8%
22 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 14.39 11.65 43 -16.9%
23 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 7.18 11.60 48 65.7%
24 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 12.78 11.43 56 -8.2%
25 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 22.63 9.02 57 -59.1%
26 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 7.30 6.91 53 -2.9%
27 Western Sydney University, Australia 5.00 6.82 42 39.9%
28 Flinders University, Australia 10.20 6.37 40 -35.9%
29 Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia 4.65 5.80 28 27.9%
30 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 4.99 5.41 32 11.0%
31 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 7.82 5.33 28 -30.1%
32 Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Australia 6.19 4.57 11 -24.3%
33 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 4.44 4.55 13 5.1%
34 Melbourne Health, Australia 3.57 4.24 54 21.8%
35 Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Australia 3.85 3.95 20 5.1%
36 Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (AWE), Australia 2.44 3.15 21 32.4%
37 Murdoch University, Australia 3.44 3.04 16 -9.2%
38 Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (Baker IDI), Australia 4.33 2.99 11 -29.1%
39 Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI), Australia 0.65 2.70 12 326.5%
40 St Vincent's Health Australia, Australia 2.82 2.36 23 -14.2%
41 University of New England (UNE), Australia 1.90 1.99 11 7.8%
42 South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Australia 1.85 1.91 24 5.9%
43 Children's Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA), Australia 1.26 1.78 10 45.3%
44 The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne (RCH), Australia 2.30 1.70 33 -24.2%
45 Victoria University (VU), Australia 0.06 1.67 6 2,819.7%
46 Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Australia 2.66 1.61 11 -37.8%
47 SA Health, Australia 2.79 1.49 20 -45.4%
48 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia 0.45 1.34 7 204.1%
49 Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO), Australia 0.69 1.31 18 93.7%
50 Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia 0.26 1.27 20 398.4%
51 South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water), Australia 1.84 1.26 3 -30.2%
52 NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), Australia 0.08 1.24 3 1,558.2%
53 Government of Western Australia, Australia 4.27 1.24 26 -70.3%
54 Department of Industry, Australia 0.55 1.10 27 105.9%
55 Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia 0.24 1.08 8 363.6%
56 The Heart Research Institute (HRI), Australia 0.81 0.89 6 12.6%
57 Melbourne Water Corporation, Australia 0.36 0.82 20 136.6%
58 Metro South Health, Australia 0.57 0.74 28 32.2%
59 Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), Australia 0.34 0.72 3 114.6%
60 NSW Department of Industry, Australia 0.42 0.70 9 70.3%
61 University of Canberra, Australia 1.74 0.70 4 -58.8%
62 Burnet Institute, Australia 1.63 0.67 8 -57.6%
63 Monash Health, Australia 0.49 0.61 3 28.0%
64 Alfred Health, Australia 0.25 0.60 14 147.8%
65 Tasmania Department of State Growth, Australia 0.59 3 N/A
66 Australian Defence Force (ADF), Australia 0.12 0.58 2 419.0%
67 CSL Limited, Australia 0.31 0.57 6 93.2%
68 Department of Defence, Australia, Australia 0.25 0.53 4 116.6%
69 Mater Health Services, Australia 0.66 0.53 28 -18.3%
70 Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Australia 1.25 0.52 13 -57.1%
71 Western Australian Museum, Australia 0.52 0.52 5 0.8%
72 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), State Government Victoria, Australia 1.22 0.46 20 -61.2%
73 University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia 0.09 0.46 4 419.0%
74 Geological Survey of Australia, Australia 0.10 0.45 3 361.6%
75 Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI), Australia 0.21 0.45 6 117.2%
76 Menzies School of Health Research, Australia 0.05 0.43 4 744.8%
77 Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Australia 1.71 0.42 9 -74.5%
78 South East Water Corporation, Australia 0.26 0.42 18 69.6%
79 Australian College of Optometry (ACO), Australia 0.20 0.42 2 113.7%
80 Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Australia 0.59 0.41 10 -28.7%
81 Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Australia 0.07 0.41 8 495.1%
82 Geoscience Australia, Australia 1.69 0.40 6 -75.5%
83 Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia 0.79 0.39 4 -49.4%
84 Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG), Australia 0.50 0.38 18 -21.6%
85 Australian Catholic University (ACU), Australia 0.01 0.37 5 2,473.7%
86 NSW Ministry of Health, Australia 0.54 0.35 17 -33.8%
87 Manly Astrophysics, Australia 0.35 2 N/A
88 Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC), Australia 0.19 0.33 1 82.3%
88 Shamash Australia Pty Ltd., Australia 0.33 1 N/A
88 Independence Group NL (IGO), Australia 0.33 1 N/A
88 Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory (MAGNT), Australia 0.33 1 N/A
89 Royal Perth Hospital, Australia 0.70 0.33 20 -52.4%
90 BHP Billiton Limited, Australia 0.31 2 N/A
91 Westmead Hospital (WSLHD), Australia 1.03 0.29 7 -71.5%
92 Adnyamathanha Traditional Lands Association (ATLA), Australia 0.29 1 N/A
93 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), Australia 0.63 0.28 17 -54.4%
94 NSW Sydney Local Health District (SLHD), Australia 0.48 0.26 8 -45.8%
95 Global Carbon Project, Australia 0.25 4 N/A
96 GHD Pty Ltd., Australia 0.17 0.25 2 55.5%
97 Federation University Australia, Australia 0.17 0.25 2 56.3%
98 Thinkable.org, Australia 0.25 1 N/A
98 Ixom Operations Pty Ltd., Australia 0.25 1 N/A
98 SCT Operations Pty Ltd., Australia 0.25 1 N/A
99 Progen Pharmaceuticals Limited, Australia 0.13 0.23 2 91.8%
100 Museums Victoria, Australia 0.03 0.23 2 760.2%
101 Ramsay Health Care, Australia 0.01 0.22 8 1,674.7%
102 Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI), Australia 0.06 0.22 1 255.6%
103 Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA), Australia 0.22 2 N/A
103 Queensland Museum (QM), Australia 0.63 0.22 2 -64.6%
104 Cochlear Ltd., Australia 0.01 0.20 3 3,338.5%
105 ATC Williams Pty Ltd., Australia 0.20 1 N/A
105 Koorana Crocodile Farm, Australia 0.20 1 N/A
106 South Australian Museum, Australia 0.64 0.19 3 -69.0%
107 National ICT Australia (NICTA), Australia 0.26 0.18 3 -27.8%
108 Austin Health, Australia 0.48 0.18 9 -61.7%
109 Astron Environmental Services Pty Ltd., Australia 0.17 1 N/A
109 Infrastructure Group, Australia 0.17 1 N/A
109 Avondale College of Higher Education, Australia 0.17 1 N/A
109 Water Care and Health Pty Ltd., Australia 0.17 1 N/A
110 Schefe Consulting, Australia 0.14 1 N/A
111 Cancer Council Victoria, Australia 0.17 0.14 11 -13.0%
112 Australian Proteome Analysis Facility Ltd. (APAF Ltd.), Australia 0.13 2 N/A
113 Melanoma Institute Australia, Australia 0.61 0.13 2 -77.4%
114 NSW South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), Australia 0.22 0.13 1 -41.4%
114 Water Corporation, Australia 0.23 0.13 1 -44.5%
114 Australian Museum, Australia 0.13 1 N/A
114 Fifth Creek Studio Living Architecture, Australia 0.13 1 N/A
114 Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change (CTBCC), JCU, Australia 0.13 1 N/A
115 Alzhyme Pty Ltd., Australia 0.12 1 N/A
116 Black Dog Institute, Australia 0.03 0.12 1 366.7%
117 Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, Australia 0.12 3 N/A
118 Minomic, Australia 0.12 1 N/A
119 Taronga Conservation Society Australia, Australia 0.11 2 N/A
120 AdAlta Limited, Australia 0.11 1 N/A
121 Western Health, Australia 0.11 6 N/A
122 Ecological Marine Services Pty. Ltd. (EMS), Australia 0.10 1 N/A
122 Graphlex Technology Pty Ltd., Australia 0.10 1 N/A
122 Energy Metals Ltd., Australia 0.10 1 N/A
122 Terroux Observatory, Australia 0.10 1 N/A
123 Children's Health Queensland (CHQ), Australia 0.09 0.09 6 3.9%
124 Mornington Peninsula Shire Council, Australia 0.09 1 N/A
124 Central Queensland University (CQU), Australia 0.07 0.09 1 36.8%
124 MGPalaeo, Australia 0.09 1 N/A
125 Barwon Health, Australia 0.26 0.08 3 -66.3%
126 Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA), Australia 0.08 1 N/A
126 Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (PBCRC), Australia 0.08 1 N/A
127 National Museum of Australia (NMA), Australia 0.02 0.08 1 231.4%
127 Geotrack International Pty. Ltd., Australia 0.08 1 N/A
127 NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Australia 0.08 1 N/A
127 Access Archaeology and Heritage, Australia 0.08 1 N/A
128 Western Sydney Amateur Astronomy Group (WSAAG), Australia 0.07 1 N/A
129 Northern Territory Department of Mines and Energy, Australia 0.07 1 N/A
129 Deepdene Surgery, Australia 0.07 1 N/A
129 Victoria Police Forensic Services Department (FSD), Australia 0.07 1 N/A
130 SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Australia 0.03 0.07 4 126.0%
131 Telethon Kids Institute, Australia 0.38 0.07 5 -81.4%
132 Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Australia 0.04 0.07 1 71.4%
132 Trajan Scientific and Medical, Australia 0.09 0.07 1 -26.1%
133 Broken Hill Observatory, Australia 0.06 1 N/A
133 Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH), Australia 0.06 1 N/A
134 The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Australia 0.09 0.06 8 -29.3%
135 Metabolomics Australia (MA), Australia 0.06 1 N/A
135 Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Australia 0.06 1 N/A
136 Millennium Science Pty Ltd., Australia 0.04 0.05 1 35.0%
136 Liverpool Hospital, Australia 0.05 0.05 1 13.4%
136 Sacred Heart College Geelong, Australia 0.05 1 N/A
137 Box Hill Hospital, Australia 0.05 1 N/A
138 Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), Queensland, Australia 0.23 0.05 2 -77.3%
139 Townsville Hospital, Australia 0.00 0.05 1 25,794.1%
140 Canberra Astronomical Society (CAS), Australia 0.05 1 N/A
141 Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH), Australia 0.05 0.05 2 3.6%
142 Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA), Australia 0.02 0.05 1 123.8%
143 Nexvet Biopharma, Australia 0.04 1 N/A
143 Virbac, Australia 0.04 1 N/A
143 Imunexus, Australia 0.04 1 N/A
144 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP), Australia 0.06 0.04 1 -23.1%
145 Queensland Health, Australia 0.14 0.04 5 -69.6%
146 South West Healthcare (SWH), Australia 0.04 3 N/A
147 In the Groove Analysis Pty Limited (ITGA), Australia 0.04 1 N/A
148 Coral Towers Observatory, Australia 0.03 1 N/A
149 Bionics Institute, Australia 0.26 0.03 2 -86.7%
150 South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD), Australia 0.01 0.03 2 194.4%
151 Astronomical Society of South Australia (ASSA), Australia 0.03 1 N/A
152 King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women (KEMH), Australia 0.02 0.03 1 52.2%
153 Schizophrenia Research Institute, Australia 0.71 0.03 2 -96.2%
154 Western Sydney Local Health District (NWSLHD), Australia 0.03 1 N/A
155 Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Australia 0.03 1 N/A
156 Queensland Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation (DSITI), Australia 0.08 0.02 1 -70.7%
157 The Royal Women's Hospital, Australia 0.04 0.02 3 -41.7%
158 Woolcock Institute of Medical Research (WIMR), Australia 0.01 0.02 1 128.9%
159 The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA), Australia 0.09 0.02 1 -76.5%
160 Australian Brain Bank Network (ABBN), Australia 0.02 1 N/A
161 Cyto Labs Pty Ltd., Australia 0.02 1 N/A
162 Astronomical Society of Western Australia (ASWA), Australia 0.01 1 N/A
163 Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia 0.04 0.01 2 -60.4%
163 Dimerix Limited, Australia 0.01 1 N/A
164 The George Institute for Global Health (TGI), Australia 0.02 0.01 2 -22.0%
165 NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Australia 0.01 1 N/A
166 Birds Queensland, Australia 0.01 1 N/A
166 Victorian Wader Study Group (VWSG), Australia 0.01 1 N/A
166 Global Flyway Network (GFN), Australia 0.01 1 N/A
167 Centre for Vascular Research (CVR), Australia 0.07 0.01 1 -81.8%
168 PathWest Laboratory Medicine of Western Australia, Australia 0.16 0.01 2 -92.1%
169 Envoi Pathology, Australia 0.01 1 N/A
170 The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH), Australia 0.03 0.01 1 -66.2%
171 Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation, Australia 0.10 0.01 2 -91.9%
172 Mornington Peninsula Astronomical Society (MPAS), Australia 0.01 1 N/A
172 Samford Valley Observatory, Australia 0.01 1 N/A
172 Astronomical Association of Queensland (AAQ), Australia 0.01 1 N/A
173 St John of God Health Care (SJGHC), Australia 0.01 0.00 1 -32.9%
174 TissuPath Pty Ltd., Australia 0.05 0.00 1 -90.4%
175 Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation Incorporated (RPHMRF), Australia 0.02 0.00 3 -77.6%
176 Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology (DHM), Australia 0.00 0.00 1 -17.0%
177 Australian Breast Cancer Tissue Bank (ABCTB), Australia 0.00 1 N/A
178 Silver Chain Group, Australia 0.03 0.00 1 -94.0%
178 Royal District Nursing Service Limited (RDNS), Australia 0.03 0.00 1 -94.0%
178 Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Australia 0.03 0.00 1 -94.0%
178 Australian Wound Management Association, Australia 0.03 0.00 1 -94.0%
178 Ego Pharmaceuticals Pty. Ltd., Australia 0.03 0.00 1 -94.0%
178 The Wesley Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine (WCHM), Australia 0.03 0.00 1 -94.0%
178 Blue Care, Australia 0.03 0.00 1 -94.0%
178 Tissue Therapies Limited, Australia 0.03 0.00 1 -94.0%
179 Peninsula Health, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
180 Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry (CCRN), Australia 0.00 2 N/A
181 Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, Australia 0.01 0.00 1 -92.2%

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