2017 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

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 National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Italy 33.32 32.97 75 -7.6%
2 National Research Council (CNR), Italy 16.07 20.37 52 18.3%
3 University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy 5.02 6.51 13 21.0%
4 University of Roma Tre, Italy 4.18 4.60 12 2.8%
5 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 3.62 4.25 16 9.6%
6 University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy 3.26 4.00 13 14.3%
7 University of Turin (UNITO), Italy 6.00 3.99 9 -37.9%
8 University of Palermo (UNIPA), Italy 1.11 3.18 11 166.9%
9 National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), Italy 2.98 2.82 14 -11.9%
10 University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy 2.17 2.70 16 15.7%
11 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 2.60 2.63 13 -5.6%
12 University of Pisa (UNIPI), Italy 0.48 2.52 7 388.0%
13 University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy 4.49 1.77 9 -63.2%
14 University of Genova, Italy 1.40 1.44 5 -4.1%
15 Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), Italy 0.60 1.22 4 88.3%
16 University of Messina (UNIME), Italy 1.04 2 N/A
17 University of Ferrara (UNIFE), Italy 0.03 1.03 7 3,184.3%
18 Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy 1.76 1.00 1 -46.9%
19 Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy 1.22 0.99 5 -24.2%
20 University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy 2.29 0.83 7 -66.0%
21 Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy 3.15 0.80 4 -76.4%
22 University of Catania, Italy 1.09 0.79 3 -32.6%
23 University of Urbino, Italy 1.50 0.69 4 -57.2%
24 Eni s.p.a., Italy 0.69 2 N/A
25 University of L'Aquila (UNIVAQ), Italy 1.35 0.67 1 -54.0%
26 University of Perugia, Italy 0.26 0.66 8 139.5%
27 University of Brescia (UNIBS), Italy 0.65 1 N/A
28 MUSE - Museo delle Scienze di Trento, Italy 0.58 3 N/A
29 University of Chieti (Ud'A), Italy 0.25 0.56 4 110.2%
30 Civil Protection Department, Italy 0.32 0.56 2 60.0%
31 National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), Italy 1.80 0.55 4 -71.3%
32 University of Pavia (UNIPV), Italy 0.99 0.54 4 -48.8%
33 University of Salento, Italy 0.04 0.54 2 1,223.5%
34 Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare (IRCCS), Italy 2.28 0.50 1 -79.6%
35 University of Bari Aldo Moro (UniBA), Italy 0.33 0.48 2 33.3%
36 University of Trieste (UNITS), Italy 0.42 0.45 1 -0.2%
37 Acque del Chiampo S.p.A., Italy 0.40 1 N/A
38 Ca' Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE), Italy 0.83 0.39 4 -56.5%
39 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRIM), Italy 0.37 2 N/A
40 University of Sannio, Italy 0.37 2 N/A
41 University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy 0.67 0.33 1 -53.3%
41 Osservatorio Meteorologico Regionale del FVG (OSMER ), Italy 0.33 1 N/A
41 Società Meteorologica Italiana (SMI), Italy 0.33 1 N/A
42 AMRA S.c. a r.l., Italy 0.25 0.31 2 17.3%
43 Ev-K2-CNR, Italy 0.31 2 N/A
44 University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy 0.17 0.30 1 68.0%
44 National Interuniversity Consortium for the Physical Sciences of Matter (CNISM), Italy 0.39 0.30 1 -27.7%
45 University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (UNICAS), Italy 0.15 0.29 2 81.5%
46 Light Pollution Science and Technology Institute (ISTIL), Italy 0.28 1 N/A
47 University of Parma (UNIPR), Italy 1.50 0.27 2 -83.3%
48 World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO), Italy 0.25 2 N/A
49 Edmund Mach Foundation, Italy 0.62 0.22 2 -66.9%
50 University of Tuscia (UNITUS), Italy 0.25 0.22 2 -18.1%
51 University of Trento (UNITN), Italy 0.52 0.20 1 -64.0%
51 Acquedotto Pugliese S.p.A., Italy 0.20 1 N/A
52 National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Italy 0.79 0.20 3 -77.0%
53 University of Siena (UNISI), Italy 0.35 0.19 2 -48.7%
54 University of Foggia (UNIFG), Italy 0.23 0.18 2 -24.3%
55 Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), Italy 0.07 0.17 2 109.7%
55 University of Verona (UNIVR), Italy 1.40 0.17 1 -88.9%
56 University of Cagliari (UNICA), Italy 0.15 1 N/A
57 Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy 0.14 1 N/A
58 University of Camerino (UNICAM), Italy 0.13 1 N/A
59 Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Italy 0.90 0.11 1 -88.5%
60 Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn Napoli (SZN), Italy 0.54 0.11 2 -81.0%
61 University of Salerno (UNISA), Italy 0.83 0.10 2 -88.6%
62 Centre of Integrated Geomorphology for the Mediterranean Area (CGIAM), Italy 0.25 0.08 1 -68.9%
62 Museo Civico di Rovereto, Italy 0.08 1 N/A
62 Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Italy 0.39 0.08 1 -80.0%
63 National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), Italy 0.25 0.07 1 -75.1%
64 University of Basilicata, Italy 1.80 0.06 1 -96.8%
65 École Française de Rome (EFR), Italy 0.04 1 N/A
66 Italy Ministry of Health, Italy 0.03 1 N/A
67 University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), Italy 0.71 0.03 1 -96.1%
68 Enel S.p.A., Italy 0.03 0.02 3 -51.7%
69 Italian Space Agency (ASI), Italy 0.14 0.01 1 -91.3%
70 University of Udine (UNIUD), Italy 0.01 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.