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 University of Oslo (UiO), Norway 45.06 60.56 310 37.8%
2 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway 29.59 23.95 86 -17.0%
3 University of Bergen (UIB), Norway 20.79 18.21 205 -10.2%
4 University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), Norway 11.82 10.97 58 -4.8%
5 Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway 2.73 5.01 32 87.7%
6 Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Norway 2.50 3.78 23 55.2%
7 Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE), Norway 2.90 3.13 39 10.8%
8 Norway Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Norway 3.72 3.06 39 -15.6%
9 Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), Norway 3.24 2.92 18 -7.6%
10 Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Norway 2.72 2.90 23 9.5%
11 University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway 2.59 2.89 9 14.7%
12 Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC), Norway 1.81 2.73 38 54.5%
13 Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Norway 0.38 1.82 17 384.7%
14 Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway 2.32 1.62 13 -28.6%
15 Norway Ministry of Education and Research, Norway 1.77 1.59 13 -7.7%
16 Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Norway 0.59 1.53 14 166.9%
17 The National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES), Norway 0.03 1.51 3 5,540.9%
18 University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Norway 1.62 1.41 16 -10.9%
19 CrayoNano AS, Norway 0.15 1.25 5 758.0%
20 Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL), Norway 1.06 1.11 20 7.5%
21 SINTEF, Norway 1.84 1.10 14 -38.6%
22 Bergen Hospital Trust, Norway 0.46 1.01 23 123.9%
23 Northern Research Institute (Norut), Norway 0.17 0.84 10 410.0%
24 Bevital AS, Norway 0.82 2 N/A
25 Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Norway 2.63 0.80 5 -68.9%
26 Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Norway 0.83 0.74 5 -8.5%
27 Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), Norway 0.59 3 N/A
28 Equinor ASA, Norway 0.43 1 N/A
29 NORSAR, Norway 0.93 0.42 2 -54.2%
30 Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway 0.38 1 N/A
31 Biotrix Asia Co., Ltd., Norway 0.13 0.33 2 173.5%
32 Oslo Centre for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Research (CIENS), Norway 0.29 1 N/A
33 Buskerud and Vestfold University College (HBV), Norway 0.77 0.28 16 -62.7%
34 Nord University (UiN), Norway 0.16 0.26 3 65.2%
35 University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), Norway 0.25 3 N/A
36 First Geo AS, Norway 0.23 2 N/A
37 Volcanic Basin Petroleum Research (VBPR), Norway 0.06 0.20 3 262.7%
38 Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI), Norway 0.43 0.17 10 -58.5%
39 National Institute of Occupational Health (STAMI), Norway 0.17 2 N/A
40 Applied Petroleum Technology AS, Norway 0.17 1 N/A
40 Conpart AS, Norway 0.17 1 N/A
40 PGS ASA, Norway 0.17 1 N/A
41 TGS, Norway 0.11 0.14 1 31.9%
41 Nicarnica Aviation AS, Norway 0.13 0.14 1 17.2%
41 Volda University College, Norway 0.14 1 N/A
42 Nofima AS, Norway 0.24 0.12 9 -50.5%
43 Norwegian Mining Museum, Norway 0.11 1 N/A
44 University of Agder (UiA), Norway 1.13 0.11 2 -90.4%
45 Sørlandet Hospital HF, Norway 0.00 0.10 3 7,752.5%
46 Norwegian Mapping Authority, Norway 0.03 0.09 8 259.9%
46 Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute (NFLI), Norway 0.03 0.09 8 259.9%
46 Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU), Norway 0.03 0.09 8 259.9%
46 Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA), Norway 0.03 0.09 8 259.9%
46 Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research (Bioforsk), Norway 0.63 0.09 8 -84.5%
46 Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA), Norway 1.03 0.09 8 -90.5%
47 Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Norway 0.13 0.08 1 -31.6%
47 Dam Engineering, Norway 0.08 1 N/A
47 Navigeo, Norway 0.08 1 N/A
48 EWOS Innovation, Norway 0.10 0.08 1 -21.1%
49 Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University), Norway 0.07 1 N/A
50 MET Norway, Norway 0.05 1 N/A
51 GenØk - Centre for Biosafety, Norway 0.06 0.04 1 -36.9%
51 Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), Norway 1.00 0.04 1 -96.1%
52 Bjørknes College, Norway 0.04 1 N/A
53 Genetic Analysis AS, Norway 0.03 1 N/A
54 Diakonhjemmet Sykehus AS, Norway 0.02 0.03 2 23.0%
55 Thin Film Electronics ASA, Norway 0.03 1 N/A
56 Innlandet Hospital Trust, Norway 0.03 1 N/A
57 Cancer Registry of Norway (CRN), Norway 0.07 0.03 3 -60.7%
58 Kristiania University College, Norway 0.03 1 N/A
59 AquaGen AS, Norway 0.05 0.02 1 -49.9%
60 Vestre Viken Hospital Trust, Norway 0.01 1 N/A
61 Explico Historical Research Foundation, Norway 0.01 1 N/A
62 Helse Stavanger University Hospital, Norway 0.04 0.01 2 -85.1%
63 Diakonhjemmet Foundation, Norway 0.00 2 N/A

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.