2017 tables: Institutions - chemistry

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 45.56 53.51 128 24.9%
2 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 28.96 38.94 73 42.9%
3 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 40.50 29.58 60 -22.3%
4 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 31.31 29.27 65 -0.6%
5 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 25.17 25.48 53 7.6%
6 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 21.45 24.61 51 22.0%
7 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 12.64 12.35 39 3.9%
8 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 11.73 10.78 27 -2.3%
9 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 14.29 9.89 34 -26.4%
10 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 9.96 9.25 28 -1.2%
11 Deakin University, Australia 9.15 9.04 21 5.1%
12 Curtin University, Australia 9.87 8.82 27 -5.0%
13 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 5.60 7.83 26 48.6%
14 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia 6.52 6.77 36 10.3%
15 Griffith University, Australia 4.57 6.24 16 45.3%
16 La Trobe University, Australia 5.35 4.63 15 -7.9%
17 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 1.34 3.34 7 164.7%
18 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 4.87 3.32 17 -27.7%
19 Macquarie University, Australia 2.88 3.03 14 12.0%
20 Flinders University, Australia 6.75 2.40 6 -62.3%
21 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 3.74 2.30 8 -34.6%
22 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 4.62 2.29 16 -47.3%
23 Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia 1.68 1.80 9 13.9%
24 Western Sydney University, Australia 1.56 1.38 10 -5.8%
25 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 1.73 1.38 5 -15.5%
26 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 9.17 0.93 9 -89.2%
27 Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI), Australia 0.03 0.81 3 3,348.2%
28 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 1.43 0.69 4 -48.2%
29 Australian Defence Force (ADF), Australia 0.58 2 N/A
30 Department of Defence, Australia, Australia 0.25 0.47 2 98.4%
31 St Vincent's Health Australia, Australia 0.36 0.43 1 27.1%
32 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 0.56 0.40 1 -24.7%
32 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia 0.40 2 N/A
33 Murdoch University, Australia 0.28 0.37 2 42.1%
34 Department of Industry, Australia 0.37 2 N/A
35 Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC), Australia 0.19 0.33 1 89.0%
35 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 1.40 0.33 2 -74.6%
36 South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Australia 1.00 0.29 2 -69.6%
37 Cochlear Ltd., Australia 0.20 1 N/A
38 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 0.19 0.17 1 -3.6%
39 Alfred Health, Australia 0.17 1 N/A
39 Avondale College of Higher Education, Australia 0.17 1 N/A
40 Mater Health Services, Australia 0.03 0.13 2 469.5%
40 Metro South Health, Australia 0.03 0.13 2 469.5%
41 NSW South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), Australia 0.13 1 N/A
42 Minomic, Australia 0.12 1 N/A
43 University of New England (UNE), Australia 0.14 0.11 1 -17.3%
44 Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG), Australia 0.08 1 N/A
44 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), Australia 0.08 1 N/A
44 Royal Perth Hospital, Australia 0.08 1 N/A
45 Trajan Scientific and Medical, Australia 0.09 0.07 1 -23.5%
46 Austin Health, Australia 0.25 0.06 1 -76.3%
47 Australian Catholic University (ACU), Australia 0.05 1 N/A
48 The Heart Research Institute (HRI), Australia 0.06 0.02 1 -70.7%
48 Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Australia 0.13 0.02 1 -86.9%
49 Cancer Council Victoria, Australia 0.00 1 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.