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 Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Iran 9.66 14.59 80 54.9%
2 Shiraz University, Iran 6.89 10.27 16 53.0%
3 Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran 2.47 6.72 13 178.7%
4 Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Iran 3.04 6.53 10 120.2%
5 Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran 6.17 4.95 40 -17.7%
6 Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran 2.13 4.90 41 135.9%
7 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran 0.99 4.79 7 398.9%
8 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 8.67 4.28 40 -49.4%
9 University of Kurdistan, Iran 0.83 3.96 6 387.2%
10 Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Iran 6.24 3.87 16 -36.3%
11 Research Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics of Maragha (RIAAM), Iran 1.88 3.24 15 77.3%
12 Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Iran 2.38 3.13 4 35.0%
13 Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Iran 0.67 1.24 7 90.2%
14 Ilam University, Iran 1.07 2 N/A
15 Sahand University of Technology (SUT), Iran 1.00 1.00 1 2.6%
15 University of Guilan (GU), Iran 1.00 1 N/A
15 University of Qom, Iran 1.00 1 N/A
15 Tafresh University, Iran 1.00 1 N/A
15 Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute (IPPI), Iran 1.00 1 N/A
16 Young Researchers and Elite Club, Iran 0.92 5 N/A
17 Yazd University, Iran 0.75 2 N/A
18 Lorestan University, Iran 0.71 3 N/A
19 Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Iran 0.00 0.67 2 59,537.3%
20 Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran 1.05 0.67 1 -34.9%
21 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU), Iran 0.21 0.65 6 218.1%
22 Payame Noor University (PNU), Iran 0.63 1 N/A
23 Razi University, Iran 0.58 2 N/A
24 Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Research Center of Iran (CCERCI), Iran 0.54 3 N/A
25 University of Kashan, Iran 0.50 1 N/A
25 Kharazmi University, Iran 0.50 1 N/A
25 Arak University, Iran 0.50 1 N/A
26 Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran 0.80 0.42 4 -46.0%
27 Alzahra University, Iran 0.25 0.37 2 53.9%
28 Geological Survey and Mineral Exploration of Iran (GSI), Iran 0.38 0.37 2 0.3%
29 Payame Noor University of Mashhad (PNUM), Iran 0.33 1 N/A
29 Damghan University, Iran 0.20 0.33 1 71.0%
29 Zanjan University of Medical Sciences (ZUMS), Iran 0.33 1 N/A
30 Ahvaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.38 0.30 1 -17.9%
30 University of Isfahan (UI), Iran 1.96 0.30 1 -84.3%
31 Iran Science and Technology Museum (IRSTM), Iran 0.25 1 N/A
31 Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University (SRTTU), Iran 0.25 1 N/A
32 Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Iran 0.77 0.22 2 -70.9%
33 K. N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU), Iran 1.00 0.20 1 -79.5%
34 Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.13 3 N/A
35 Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (TUOMS), Iran 0.14 0.13 1 -10.3%
35 University of Tabriz, Iran 0.25 0.13 1 -48.7%
35 University of Zanjan, Iran 0.58 0.13 1 -78.0%
36 Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences (BMSU), Iran 0.08 1 N/A
36 Hakim Sabzevari University, Iran 0.08 1 N/A
37 Animal Science Research Institute (ASRI), Iran 0.04 1 N/A
38 National Museum of Iran, Iran 0.03 1 N/A
39 Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Iran 0.10 0.01 1 -94.7%

Footnote

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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.