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 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia 16.08 19.31 75 12.1%
2 Novosibirsk State University (NSU), Russia 1.29 1.83 11 32.3%
3 Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU), Russia 2.42 1.33 11 -48.5%
4 Ural Federal University (UrFU), Russia 0.15 1.04 2 544.8%
5 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 1.43 1.04 8 -32.5%
6 Tomsk State University (TSU), Russia 0.62 6 N/A
7 Russian Federal Nuclear Center - All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics (RFNC-VNIIEF), Russia 0.60 1 N/A
8 Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet), Russia 0.10 0.55 4 410.6%
9 All-Russia Electrotechnical Institute (FGUP VEI), Russia 0.75 0.39 1 -51.6%
10 Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU), Russia 0.78 0.32 4 -61.1%
11 Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), Russia 0.12 0.29 3 129.0%
12 Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK), Russia 0.08 0.24 2 183.4%
13 Knipovich Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (PINRO), Russia 0.17 0.20 1 12.0%
13 National University of Science and Technology (MISIS), Russia 0.20 1 N/A
14 Central Aerological Observatory (CAO), Russia 0.08 0.15 3 67.4%
15 Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Russia 0.31 0.14 2 -56.7%
16 National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Russia 0.15 0.14 1 -13.3%
17 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, Russia 0.06 0.13 2 99.1%
18 National Research Center Kurchatov Institute (NRCKI), Russia 0.11 0.11 2 -0.7%
19 Moscow Power Engineering Institute (MPEI), Russia 0.11 1 N/A
19 Ugra Research Institute of Information Technologies (URIITT), Russia 0.11 1 N/A
20 Kazan Federal University (KFU), Russia 0.10 0.08 1 -18.3%
20 Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Russia 0.08 0.08 1 -6.7%
20 Gidrotehproekt Ltd., Russia 0.08 1 N/A
21 Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), Russia 0.07 1 N/A
22 Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University n.a. R.E. Alekseev (NNSTU), Russia 0.07 1 N/A
23 Perm State Humanitarian Pedagogical University (PSHPU), Russia 0.06 1 N/A
24 Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy, Russia 0.06 1 N/A
25 National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Russia 0.16 0.06 1 -67.7%
26 Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN), Russia 0.05 1 N/A
27 Tyumen Industrial University (TYUIU), Russia 0.05 1 N/A
28 Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University (RNRMU), Russia 0.04 1 N/A
29 Moscow State University of Technology Stankin (MSUT Stankin), Russia 0.03 1 N/A
30 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology - State University (MIPT), Russia 0.02 1 N/A
31 Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU), Russia 0.01 1 N/A

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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The Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*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.