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 Cape Town (UCT), South Africa 9.63 14.83 164 57.9%
2 Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa 11.03 7.36 25 -31.5%
3 University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits University), South Africa 12.96 7.36 130 -41.8%
4 University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa 12.85 3.71 38 -70.4%
5 University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa 1.58 3.64 25 136.1%
6 University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa 5.55 3.32 92 -38.7%
7 Cadi Ayyad University (UCA), Morocco 1.85 3.26 74 81.5%
8 National Institute for Theoretical Physics (NITheP), South Africa 4.05 3.13 17 -20.8%
9 University of the Free State (UFS), South Africa 1.85 2.17 13 20.1%
10 University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa 1.84 1.80 17 0.8%
11 University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Benin 1.77 4 N/A
12 South African National Space Agency (SANSA), South Africa 0.33 1.45 3 346.2%
13 Abdelmalek Essaâdi University (UAE), Morocco 0.63 1.42 5 129.7%
14 Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa 1.17 1.40 20 22.8%
15 Africa Health Research Institute, South Africa 0.54 1.29 5 142.5%
16 Zewail City of Science and Technology, Egypt 0.10 1.25 21 1,239.6%
17 Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia 1.01 1.11 9 12.3%
18 Rhodes University (RU), South Africa 2.05 0.87 12 -56.4%
19 Cairo University (CU), Egypt 0.74 0.86 22 18.7%
20 Alexandria University, Egypt 0.26 0.84 7 236.5%
21 South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), South Africa 0.93 0.83 7 -8.1%
22 National Museums of Kenya (NMK), Kenya 1.37 0.82 6 -38.2%
23 National Research Centre (NRC), Egypt 1.21 0.81 8 -30.9%
24 University of La Réunion, Reunion 0.26 0.80 15 215.5%
25 North-West University (NWU), South Africa 0.99 0.76 7 -21.8%
26 University of Nairobi, Kenya 0.20 0.74 6 280.1%
27 University of Zimbabwe (UZ), Zimbabwe 0.06 0.73 3 1,254.6%
28 Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research (MAScIR), Morocco 0.71 1 N/A
29 Euro-Mediterranean University of Fez (UEMF), Morocco 1.00 0.67 1 -31.6%
29 The Ratel Trust (TRT), South Africa 0.67 1 N/A
30 Nelson Mandela University (NMU), South Africa 0.25 0.66 7 176.5%
31 Mohammed V University, Morocco 0.54 0.64 76 21.7%
32 National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), South Africa 0.59 0.63 18 10.4%
33 Kuruman River Reserve, South Africa 0.60 2 N/A
34 Constantine 1 University, Algeria 0.29 0.60 3 116.5%
35 Kibale Chimpanzee Project, Uganda 0.59 2 N/A
36 Durban University of Technology (DUT), South Africa 0.58 2 N/A
37 University of Science and Technology Houari Boumedienne (USTHB), Algeria 0.20 0.58 2 194.9%
38 University of Carthage (UCAR), Tunisia 0.52 0.55 4 9.1%
39 University of Jijel, Algeria 0.55 3 N/A
40 Minia University, Egypt 0.14 0.54 3 307.4%
41 Assiut University, Egypt 0.97 0.52 3 -45.1%
42 Centre de Recherches Entomologiques de Cotonou (CREC), Benin 0.52 1 N/A
43 British University in Egypt (BUE), Egypt 0.67 0.51 30 -22.4%
44 Mawana Game Reserve, South Africa 0.50 0.50 1 2.6%
44 The German University in Cairo (GUC), Egypt 0.50 1 N/A
45 International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), Kenya 0.51 0.50 7 0.8%
46 Zagazig University, Egypt 0.09 0.48 4 475.6%
47 Safe Water and AIDS Project (SWAP), Kenya 0.47 2 N/A
48 Benha University, Egypt 0.21 0.45 2 115.8%
49 Botswana Predator Conservation Trust, Botswana 0.44 2 N/A
50 NRF iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences (IThemba Labs), South Africa 0.14 0.42 16 219.3%
51 University of Sfax, Tunisia 0.21 0.42 2 99.4%
52 International Centre for Medical Research in Franceville (CIRMF), Gabon 0.63 0.41 1 -33.5%
53 Oran University of Science and Technology - Mohamed Boudiaf (USTO MB), Algeria 0.40 1 N/A
54 Université Ibn Zohr, Morocco 0.39 3 N/A
55 Budongo Conservation Field Station (BCFS), Uganda 0.39 2 N/A
55 Centre National de Recherches en Sciences des Matériaux (CNRSM), Tunisia 0.39 1 N/A
56 University of Ghana, Ghana 0.49 0.37 4 -22.3%
57 Suez Canal University (SCU), Egypt 0.48 0.36 4 -22.5%
58 University Hassan II Casablanca (UHII), Morocco 0.32 0.36 68 16.1%
59 World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Kenya 0.00 0.35 5 12,160.3%
60 University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 0.22 0.34 3 59.1%
61 Bushveld Chrome Resources, South Africa 0.33 1 N/A
61 Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT), Zimbabwe 0.33 1 N/A
62 Nambibia Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), Namibia 0.29 0.33 2 16.7%
63 Ain Shams University, Egypt 0.58 0.32 30 -43.5%
64 South African Weather Service (SAWS), South Africa 0.48 0.31 2 -33.0%
65 Agricultural Research Council (ARC), South Africa 0.10 0.29 3 188.8%
66 Suez University, Egypt 0.00 0.29 11 10,908.4%
67 University of Gabès, Tunisia 0.36 0.29 1 -17.9%
68 Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania 0.46 0.28 3 -36.6%
69 Université Mohammed Premier (UMP), Morocco 0.70 0.27 73 -60.5%
70 Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone 0.16 0.27 2 70.2%
71 National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG), Egypt 0.41 0.26 3 -34.1%
72 Sohag University, Egypt 0.09 0.26 3 185.8%
73 Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute (AGERI), Egypt 0.26 2 N/A
74 University of Malawi, Malawi 0.35 0.26 6 -23.5%
75 Ivory Coast Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MESRS), Ivory Coast 0.19 0.26 2 41.3%
76 Marien Ngouabi University (UMNG), Congo 0.25 0.26 2 5.3%
77 South African Military Health Service (SAMHS), South Africa 0.25 1 N/A
77 University of Maroua, Cameroon 0.25 1 N/A
77 Geological Survey Department, Malawi 0.25 1 N/A
78 International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Nigeria 0.25 3 N/A
79 African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), South Africa 0.46 0.23 5 -48.2%
80 Mansoura University, Egypt 0.59 0.23 7 -60.0%
81 University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso 0.23 2 N/A
82 Makerere University, Uganda 0.70 0.22 6 -67.2%
83 University of Béjaïa, Algeria 0.06 0.22 2 260.6%
84 University of Khartoum, Sudan 0.21 3 N/A
85 Centre de Recherche en Astronomie Astrophysique et Géophysique (CRAAG), Algeria 0.14 0.21 2 48.8%
86 Department of Science and Technology (DST), South Africa 0.13 0.20 7 56.9%
87 University Ibn Tofaïl (UIT), Morocco 0.20 0.20 1 1.6%
87 Africa Harvest Biotech Foundation International (Africa Harvest), Kenya 0.20 1 N/A
87 Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute (EBI), Ethiopia 0.20 1 N/A
87 Délégation Générale à la Recherche Scientifique et Technologique (DGRST-Congo), Congo 0.20 1 N/A
88 Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences (CUHAS), Tanzania 0.20 2 N/A
89 University of Antananarivo, Madagascar 0.19 3 N/A
90 Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (UFHB), Ivory Coast 0.15 0.19 3 34.3%
91 Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), Benin 0.19 2 N/A
92 Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Kenya 0.56 0.19 5 -64.8%
93 South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), South Africa 0.28 0.19 4 -31.8%
94 F. Hached University Teaching Hospital, Tunisia 0.18 3 N/A
95 University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa 0.14 0.18 4 33.7%
96 Institute of Rural Economy (IER), Mali 0.18 2 N/A
97 Kenema Government Hospital (KGH), Sierra Leone 0.32 0.18 1 -42.5%
98 University of Yaounde I (UYI), Cameroon 0.16 0.17 5 14.2%
99 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana 0.02 0.17 3 871.8%
100 Mauritius Oceanography Institute (MOI), Mauritius 0.17 1 N/A
100 Université des Sciences, de Technologie et de Médecine (USTM), Mauritania 0.17 1 N/A
100 University of Swaziland (UNISWA), Swaziland 0.17 1 N/A
100 Research Institute of Health Sciences (IRSS), Burkina Faso 1.12 0.17 1 -84.8%
101 South Valley University (SVU), Egypt 0.41 0.16 3 -58.4%
102 Eritrea Institute of Technology (EIT), Eritrea 0.16 2 N/A
103 Fayoum University (FU), Egypt 0.08 0.16 16 101.5%
104 Liberia Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Liberia 0.15 1 N/A
105 Tanta University, Egypt 0.49 0.15 2 -68.7%
105 University Ferhat Abbas of Setif (UFAS), Algeria 0.15 1 N/A
106 Tunis El Manar University (UTM), Tunisia 1.25 0.15 3 -87.7%
107 Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Tanzania 0.15 2 N/A
108 University of Venda (UNIVEN), South Africa 0.02 0.15 5 611.6%
109 African Parks, South Africa 0.14 1 N/A
109 Zambia Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Zambia 0.14 1 N/A
109 University of Oran, Algeria 0.14 1 N/A
109 Ngurdoto Defluoridation Research Station, Tanzania 0.14 1 N/A
109 Ministère des Mines, De I'Energie et de I'Eau, Benin 0.14 1 N/A
109 Al Fashir University, Sudan 0.14 1 N/A
110 Beni-Suef University (BSU), Egypt 0.24 0.14 6 -40.2%
111 International Center for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE), Kenya 0.14 2 N/A
112 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya 0.08 0.14 4 68.0%
113 Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Nigeria 0.13 2 N/A
114 Ecole Normale Supérieure de Kouba (ENS-Kouba), Algeria 0.38 0.13 2 -63.5%
115 Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Nigeria 0.19 0.13 3 -29.6%
116 ARMSCOR, Armaments Corporation of South Africa SOC Ltd., South Africa 0.13 1 N/A
116 FOFIFA DRZV - Department of Zootechnical and Veterinary Research, Madagascar 0.13 1 N/A
116 University of Kisangani (UNIKIS), Congo 0.13 1 N/A
116 Hassan 1er University, Morocco 0.13 1 N/A
116 Jimma University, Ethiopia 0.13 1 N/A
116 Geological Survey Department, Zambia 0.13 1 N/A
116 Eduardo Mondlane University (UEM), Mozambique 0.13 1 N/A
116 Arta Geophysical Observatory (OGA), Djibouti 0.13 1 N/A
117 Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), Namibia 0.11 1 N/A
117 Kenyatta University (KU), Kenya 0.11 1 N/A
117 Nature Kenya, the East Africa Natural History Society (EANHS), Kenya 0.11 1 N/A
117 African Butterfly Research Institute, Kenya 0.11 1 N/A
117 Landmark University (LMU), Nigeria 0.11 1 N/A
118 Serviço Nacional de Protecção Civil (SNPC), Cape Verde 0.10 1 N/A
118 University of Cape Verde (UniCV), Cape Verde 0.10 1 N/A
119 Université Sultan Moulay Slimane (USMS), Morocco 0.18 0.10 1 -44.1%
119 Kimberley Hospital, South Africa 0.10 1 N/A
119 Republic of Guinea Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MES-RS), Guinea 0.10 1 N/A
119 Nigeria Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST), Nigeria 0.10 1 N/A
119 University of Bouira, Algeria 0.10 1 N/A
119 Hawassa University (HU), Ethiopia 0.10 1 N/A
120 Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI), Uganda 0.07 0.10 3 54.7%
121 Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Fisheries, Kenya 0.09 1 N/A
122 South Africa Department of Health (DOH), South Africa 0.09 3 N/A
123 SKA South Africa, South Africa 0.39 0.09 3 -76.6%
124 Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Uganda 0.01 0.09 3 1,473.5%
125 Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO), South Africa 0.07 0.08 2 25.3%
126 Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST), Botswana 0.08 1 N/A
126 Damietta University, Egypt 0.08 1 N/A
126 Sudan University of Science and Technology (SUST), Sudan 0.08 1 N/A
126 Benin Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MESRS), Benin 0.08 1 N/A
126 Tripoli Children's Hospital, Libya 0.04 0.08 1 96.6%
126 Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University (USMBA), Morocco 0.23 0.08 1 -62.2%
127 Seychelles Ministry of Health, Seychelles 0.00 0.08 2 2,318.3%
128 University of Limpopo, South Africa 0.08 3 N/A
129 Hospital Charles Nicolle of Tunis, Tunisia 0.08 1 N/A
130 Réseau Universitaire de Physique des Hautes Energies (RUPHE), Morocco 0.12 0.07 70 -35.5%
131 Edendale Hospital, South Africa 0.07 1 N/A
131 Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), South Africa 1.27 0.07 1 -94.2%
131 University of Ziguinchor (UASZ), Senegal 0.07 1 N/A
131 Hôpital de la Paix, Senegal 0.07 1 N/A
132 National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Tanzania 0.63 0.07 3 -88.4%
133 Le centre Hospitalier Ibn Sina (CHIS), Morocco 0.07 2 N/A
134 Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (ASRT), Egypt 0.06 0.07 51 12.5%
135 Université Ziane Achour de Djelfa, Algeria 0.07 1 N/A
135 Forestry Training Institute (FTI) Olmotony, Tanzania 0.07 1 N/A
135 Département d’EthnoBotanique et de Botanique, Madagascar 0.07 1 N/A
136 University of Bamako, Mali 0.41 0.07 2 -83.6%
137 University of Kinshasa (UNIKIN), Congo 0.21 0.06 3 -68.8%
137 Congo Ministry of Health, Congo 0.36 0.06 3 -81.5%
138 Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute (CMRDI), Egypt 0.08 0.06 1 -23.1%
138 South Africa Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), South Africa 0.13 0.06 1 -52.0%
138 Iziko Museums of Cape Town, South Africa 0.20 0.06 1 -68.2%
138 Save the Elephants, Kenya 0.67 0.06 1 -90.4%
138 Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA), Egypt 0.06 1 N/A
138 KwaZulu-Natal Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence (KZNSB), South Africa 0.06 1 N/A
139 South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), South Africa 0.03 0.06 2 103.3%
140 Egerton University, Kenya 0.17 0.06 1 -63.8%
140 Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Ghana 0.03 0.06 1 131.7%
140 Ghana Health Service (GHS), Ghana 0.03 0.06 1 95.7%
140 Burkina Faso Ministry of Health, Burkina Faso 0.05 0.06 1 25.9%
140 University of Buea (UB), Cameroon 0.23 0.06 1 -73.9%
141 Faculty of Sciences of Tunis (FST), Tunisia 0.06 1 N/A
141 University of Fort Hare (UFH), South Africa 0.06 2 N/A
142 Rift Valley Research Service, Ethiopia 0.05 1 N/A
143 University of Monastir (UM), Tunisia 0.73 0.05 2 -92.7%
144 Liberian Institute for Biomedical Research (LIBR), Liberia 0.09 0.05 1 -42.1%
145 NRF South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON), South Africa 0.28 0.05 1 -81.5%
145 Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), South Africa 1.25 0.05 1 -95.9%
145 Omar Al-Mukhtar University (OMU), Libya 0.05 1 N/A
146 Naliendele Agricultural Institute (NARI), Tanzania 0.05 1 N/A
146 Tanzania Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Cooperatives (MAFC), Tanzania 0.05 1 N/A
146 National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Nigeria 0.05 1 N/A
147 Ministry of Information and Communications, Sudan 0.05 1 N/A
148 Helwan University (HU), Egypt 0.00 0.04 18 1,315.4%
149 Military Hospital Mohamed V, Morocco 0.05 0.04 2 -17.9%
150 Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD), Senegal 0.55 0.04 2 -92.3%
150 Sierra Leone-China Friendship Hospital, Sierra Leone 0.01 0.04 1 233.4%
150 University of Douala, Cameroon 0.13 0.04 1 -65.8%
150 Bayero University Kano (BUK), Nigeria 0.04 1 N/A
150 Etablissements Hospitaliers Spécialisés (EHS), Algeria 0.04 1 N/A
150 Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean (CORDIO), Kenya 0.04 1 N/A
151 University of Sierra Leone (USL), Sierra Leone 0.01 0.04 1 252.8%
152 Centre National de l'Energie, des Sciences et des Techniques Nuclaires / Rabat (CNESTEN), Morocco 0.10 0.04 68 -59.9%
153 Agrhymet Regional Centre, Niger 0.13 0.04 1 -68.4%
153 Institut de l'Environnement et des Recherches Agricoles (INERA), Burkina Faso 0.04 1 N/A
153 Tanzania Ministry of Water, Tanzania 0.04 1 N/A
153 National Agricultural Research Laboratories (NARL), Uganda 0.04 1 N/A
153 Federal University of Technology Minna (FUTMINNA), Niger 0.04 1 N/A
153 British Institute in Eastern Africa (BIEA), Kenya 0.04 1 N/A
153 Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, South Africa 0.04 1 N/A
154 Sinai University, Egypt 0.04 1 N/A
155 South Africa Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), South Africa 0.07 0.04 2 -45.7%
156 Institut Français d'Archéologie Orientale (IFAO), Egypt 0.04 1 N/A
157 University of Botswana (UB), Botswana 0.57 0.04 1 -93.5%
158 University of Lagos (Unilag), Nigeria 0.04 0.03 1 -1.0%
159 National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries (NIOF), Egypt 0.03 1 N/A
160 Al-Azhar University, Egypt 0.17 0.03 1 -81.2%
161 University of Namibia (UNAM), Namibia 0.07 0.03 3 -56.3%
162 Udzungwa Mountains National Park (UMNP), Tanzania 0.00 0.03 1 975.4%
163 Ratoma Ebola Diagnostic Center, Guinea 0.03 1 N/A
163 University of the Gambia (UTG), Gambia 0.01 0.03 1 479.2%
163 Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC), Tanzania 0.73 0.03 1 -95.9%
164 National Institute of Neurology, Tunisia 0.03 1 N/A
164 University of Cape Coast (UCC), Ghana 0.03 1 N/A
164 Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (Kalro), Kenya 0.03 1 N/A
165 University of Zululand (UNIZILU), South Africa 0.03 1 N/A
166 National Institute of Hygiene (INH), Morocco 0.02 0.03 1 76.7%
166 Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF), South Africa 0.03 0.03 1 2.6%
166 Société d'exploitation du Parc de Lékédi (SODEPAL), Gabon 0.13 0.03 1 -77.2%
166 University of Mauritius (UOM), Mauritius 0.33 0.03 1 -91.5%
166 University of Science, Technique and Technologies of Bamako (USTTB), Mali 0.69 0.03 1 -95.9%
166 International University of Rabat (IUR), Morocco 0.03 1 N/A
166 Management and Development for Health (MDH), Tanzania 0.03 1 N/A
166 Centre de Recherches Médicales et Sanitaires (CERMES), Niger 0.03 1 N/A
166 National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA), Nigeria 0.03 1 N/A
166 Centre for Proteomic and Genomic Research (CPGR), South Africa 0.03 1 N/A
166 Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Morocco 0.03 1 N/A
166 Centre Nationale de Transfusion Sanguine (CNTS), Morocco 0.03 1 N/A
166 Covenant University, Nigeria 0.03 1 N/A
167 Redeemer's University Nigeria (RUN), Nigeria 0.03 0.03 1 -11.2%
168 Association for Research and Conservation of Culture (ARCC), Ethiopia 0.03 1 N/A
168 Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute (TAWIRI), Tanzania 0.19 0.03 1 -85.9%
169 Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de La Réunion (CHU de La Réunion), Reunion 0.24 0.02 1 -89.4%
170 Guinea Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene, Guinea 0.06 0.02 1 -60.2%
171 Research Institute for Tropical Ecology (IRET), Gabon 0.02 0.02 2 65.7%
172 Mustapha Pacha Hospital, Algeria 0.02 1 N/A
172 Association Vahatra, Madagascar 0.02 1 N/A
173 Botswana Ministry of Health, Botswana 0.02 2 N/A
174 City of Scientific Research and Technology Applications (SRTA-City), Egypt 0.03 0.02 1 -16.1%
174 Mount Kenya University (MKU), Kenya 0.02 1 N/A
175 Institut Norvégien de Santé Publique (INSP), Guinea 0.07 0.02 2 -68.0%
175 Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry (UGANC), Guinea 0.08 0.02 2 -71.2%
176 Center for Microbiology Research, Kenya 0.02 1 N/A
177 University of Abou Bekr Belkaïd, Algeria 0.02 1 N/A
178 Moi University, Kenya 0.02 1 N/A
179 University of Ibadan (UI), Nigeria 0.01 0.02 3 265.2%
180 Island Conservation Society (ICS), Seychelles 0.02 1 N/A
180 University of Seychelles, Seychelles 0.02 1 N/A
181 Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA), South Africa 0.00 0.02 7 260.3%
181 South African National Blood Service (SANBS), South Africa 0.00 0.02 7 260.3%
182 Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA), Tanzania 0.00 0.02 1 437.7%
183 Future University (FU), Sudan 0.01 1 N/A
184 Hospital Nossa Senhora da Paz, Angola 0.01 1 N/A
185 Tanzania National Parks (TANAPA), Tanzania 0.02 0.01 1 -32.5%
185 National Museum of Tanzania, Tanzania 0.14 0.01 1 -90.6%
185 Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), Tanzania 0.01 1 N/A
186 World Laboratory for Cosmology And Particle Physics (WLCAPP), Egypt 0.02 0.01 3 -48.5%
187 Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Ghana 0.01 1 N/A
188 St Augustine’s Hospital, Tanzania 0.01 1 N/A
189 Egyptian Group for Orphan Renal Diseases (EGORD), Egypt 0.01 1 N/A
189 National Forestry Authority (NFA), Uganda 0.01 1 N/A
189 Tanzania Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism, Tanzania 0.01 1 N/A
189 College of African Wildlife Management (CAWM), Tanzania 0.01 1 N/A
190 South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), South Africa 0.01 1 N/A
190 Mintek, South Africa 0.01 1 N/A
191 Mali Ministry of Health, Mali 0.21 0.01 1 -96.5%
192 Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD), Cameroon 0.14 0.01 1 -95.7%
192 Ministère de l’Education Nationale et de l’Education Civique, Gabon 0.01 1 N/A
193 Centre de Traitement Ebola (CTE), Guinea 0.00 1 N/A
194 INDEPTH Network Secretariat, Ghana 0.01 0.00 1 -62.2%
195 Bingham University, Nigeria 0.00 0.00 1 -8.6%
195 University of Abuja, Nigeria 0.06 0.00 1 -93.1%
196 Lagos State University (LASU), Nigeria 0.00 0.00 2 75.1%

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