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 Stockholm University, Sweden 21.71 23.61 80 1.5%
2 Lund University (LU), Sweden 10.02 8.04 36 -25.1%
3 Umeå University (UMU), Sweden 7.68 7.44 19 -9.5%
4 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden 7.70 7.26 30 -12.0%
5 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 5.97 6.39 61 -0.1%
6 Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF), Sweden 8.11 6.16 39 -29.2%
7 Uppsala University (UU), Sweden 6.31 6.11 33 -9.6%
8 Swedish Museum of Natural History, Sweden 2.64 5.49 27 94.3%
9 Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), Sweden 4.11 4.04 34 -8.1%
10 University of Gothenburg (GU), Sweden 3.87 1.60 13 -61.3%
11 Linköping University (LiU), Sweden 3.57 1.59 6 -58.3%
12 Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers), Sweden 7.38 1.30 9 -83.6%
13 Mälardalen University (MDH), Sweden 0.05 0.88 1 1,533.5%
14 Linnaeus University (LNU), Sweden 1.81 0.82 2 -57.5%
15 The National Food Agency, Sweden 0.40 0.77 2 78.9%
16 IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Sweden 0.17 0.64 3 257.8%
17 Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Sweden 0.77 0.52 3 -36.5%
18 Swedish Geotechnical Institute (SGI), Sweden 0.48 2 N/A
19 Örebro University, Sweden 1.48 0.37 3 -76.9%
20 Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Sweden 1.46 0.35 2 -77.6%
21 Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU), Sweden 0.07 0.31 3 333.4%
22 Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS), Sweden 0.29 0.27 4 -13.3%
23 Scandinavian Biotechnology Research (ScanBiRes) AB, Sweden 0.25 1 N/A
23 Sydvatten AB, Sweden 0.25 2 N/A
24 Technical offices in Linköping AB (publ), Sweden 0.20 1 N/A
25 Sweden Water Research AB, Sweden 0.17 1 N/A
26 Lantmateriet, Sweden 0.25 0.14 1 -46.7%
27 Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden 1.22 0.12 2 -90.9%
28 ALS Scandinavia AB, Sweden 0.11 1 N/A
29 InZymes Biotech AB, Sweden 0.10 1 N/A
29 European Incoherent Scatter Scientific Association (EISCAT), Sweden 0.10 1 N/A
29 Lundin Petroleum, Sweden 0.10 1 N/A
30 Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Sweden 0.22 0.08 1 -65.0%
30 Gothenburg Botanical Garden, Sweden 0.25 0.08 1 -68.9%
30 Bioprocess Control AB, Sweden 0.08 1 N/A
30 Vatten and Miljö i Väst AB (VIVAB), Sweden 0.08 1 N/A
31 Karlstad University (KAU), Sweden 0.06 1 N/A
31 Swedish Defence University (SEDU), Sweden 0.06 1 N/A
32 Swedish Cement and Concrete Research Institute (CBI), Sweden 0.05 1 N/A
33 Global Water Partnership (GWP), Sweden 0.05 1 N/A
34 Ericsson, Sweden 0.03 1 N/A
35 Flowminder Foundation, Sweden 0.03 1 N/A
36 SAAB, Sweden 0.01 1 N/A
37 Swedish Rural Economy and Agricultural Societies, Sweden 0.01 1 N/A

Footnote

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  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 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.