2017 tables: Institutions - life 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 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 52.98 44.63 171 -13.3%
2 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 39.11 40.08 235 5.4%
3 Monash University, Australia 34.27 34.97 146 5.0%
4 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 33.36 26.37 109 -18.7%
5 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 18.78 21.73 73 19.0%
6 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 20.30 21.41 96 8.5%
7 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 12.92 13.78 65 9.7%
8 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 16.54 10.57 80 -34.2%
9 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 10.57 8.83 45 -14.1%
10 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 9.30 8.24 54 -8.9%
11 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 8.53 8.01 40 -3.4%
12 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 7.10 6.74 52 -2.4%
13 La Trobe University, Australia 5.20 6.15 38 21.7%
14 Macquarie University, Australia 7.69 5.91 33 -21.0%
15 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 7.63 5.33 28 -28.2%
16 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 4.56 5.01 31 12.8%
17 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 4.83 4.78 29 1.9%
18 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 4.75 4.51 17 -2.4%
19 Melbourne Health, Australia 3.38 4.24 54 28.9%
20 Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia 2.97 4.21 19 46.2%
21 Deakin University, Australia 4.18 3.99 15 -1.7%
22 Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Australia 2.57 3.70 15 48.2%
23 Western Sydney University, Australia 2.24 3.61 20 65.8%
24 Griffith University, Australia 4.68 3.10 17 -31.9%
25 Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (Baker IDI), Australia 2.57 2.99 11 19.6%
26 St Vincent's Health Australia, Australia 2.76 2.36 23 -12.2%
27 Flinders University, Australia 1.57 2.36 25 54.2%
28 Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI), Australia 0.59 2.20 11 281.1%
29 Curtin University, Australia 1.56 1.92 16 26.4%
30 Children's Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA), Australia 1.23 1.78 10 48.4%
31 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 2.33 1.77 9 -22.0%
32 The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne (RCH), Australia 2.24 1.70 33 -21.8%
33 South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Australia 0.45 1.63 22 269.2%
34 Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Australia 2.66 1.61 11 -37.6%
35 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 2.82 1.49 25 -45.7%
36 SA Health, Australia 2.44 1.49 19 -37.3%
37 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia 1.10 1.23 9 15.8%
38 University of New England (UNE), Australia 0.19 1.22 7 558.3%
39 Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia 0.23 1.19 3 432.0%
40 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 0.33 1.16 3 258.7%
41 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 2.53 1.07 15 -56.6%
42 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 2.72 0.98 39 -62.7%
43 The Heart Research Institute (HRI), Australia 0.75 0.87 5 19.4%
44 Murdoch University, Australia 0.40 0.83 8 111.7%
45 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia 0.10 0.75 3 667.9%
46 Burnet Institute, Australia 1.37 0.67 8 -49.3%
47 Monash Health, Australia 0.49 0.61 3 28.4%
48 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 1.38 0.60 6 -55.5%
49 University of Canberra, Australia 1.14 0.60 3 -46.0%
50 CSL Limited, Australia 0.31 0.57 6 93.8%
51 Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Australia 1.25 0.52 13 -57.0%
52 Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia 0.01 0.49 3 4,325.7%
53 Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI), Australia 0.18 0.45 6 156.7%
54 Alfred Health, Australia 0.24 0.44 13 90.3%
55 Menzies School of Health Research, Australia 0.05 0.43 4 747.3%
56 Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Australia 1.48 0.42 9 -70.5%
57 Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Australia 0.26 0.41 10 64.9%
58 Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Australia 0.07 0.41 8 496.9%
59 Mater Health Services, Australia 0.64 0.39 26 -36.5%
60 Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG), Australia 0.50 0.38 18 -21.4%
61 Australian Catholic University (ACU), Australia 0.01 0.37 5 2,481.2%
62 NSW Ministry of Health, Australia 0.54 0.35 17 -33.6%
63 Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory (MAGNT), Australia 0.33 1 N/A
64 Royal Perth Hospital, Australia 0.70 0.33 20 -52.3%
65 Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia 0.04 0.32 3 718.4%
66 Government of Western Australia, Australia 0.77 0.31 3 -58.0%
67 Australian College of Optometry (ACO), Australia 0.31 1 N/A
68 Metro South Health, Australia 0.55 0.29 25 -45.4%
69 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), Australia 0.56 0.28 17 -49.2%
70 Progen Pharmaceuticals Limited, Australia 0.13 0.23 2 92.4%
71 NSW Sydney Local Health District (SLHD), Australia 0.15 0.22 7 49.5%
72 Ramsay Health Care, Australia 0.01 0.22 8 1,679.9%
73 Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI), Australia 0.22 1 N/A
74 Queensland Museum (QM), Australia 0.63 0.22 2 -64.5%
75 Victoria University (VU), Australia 0.21 2 N/A
76 Westmead Hospital (WSLHD), Australia 1.03 0.20 6 -79.8%
77 Koorana Crocodile Farm, Australia 0.20 1 N/A
78 National ICT Australia (NICTA), Australia 0.01 0.18 3 2,475.0%
79 Astron Environmental Services Pty Ltd., Australia 0.17 1 N/A
80 Western Australian Museum, Australia 0.33 0.16 2 -50.5%
81 NSW Department of Industry, Australia 0.39 0.15 2 -61.8%
82 Global Carbon Project, Australia 0.14 1 N/A
83 Cancer Council Victoria, Australia 0.17 0.14 11 -12.8%
84 Australian Proteome Analysis Facility Ltd. (APAF Ltd.), Australia 0.13 2 N/A
85 Melanoma Institute Australia, Australia 0.61 0.13 2 -77.4%
86 Australian Museum, Australia 0.13 1 N/A
86 Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change (CTBCC), JCU, Australia 0.13 1 N/A
87 Austin Health, Australia 0.23 0.12 8 -45.0%
88 Alzhyme Pty Ltd., Australia 0.12 1 N/A
89 Black Dog Institute, Australia 0.03 0.12 1 368.1%
90 Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, Australia 0.12 3 N/A
91 Taronga Conservation Society Australia, Australia 0.11 2 N/A
92 AdAlta Limited, Australia 0.11 1 N/A
93 Western Health, Australia 0.11 6 N/A
94 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 0.32 0.10 1 -69.7%
95 South Australian Museum, Australia 0.54 0.09 2 -82.2%
96 Children's Health Queensland (CHQ), Australia 0.09 0.09 6 4.2%
97 Central Queensland University (CQU), Australia 0.07 0.09 1 37.2%
98 Barwon Health, Australia 0.26 0.08 3 -66.2%
99 Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA), Australia 0.08 1 N/A
99 Plant Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (PBCRC), Australia 0.08 1 N/A
100 National Museum of Australia (NMA), Australia 0.02 0.08 1 232.4%
100 NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), Australia 0.08 0.08 1 2.9%
100 NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Australia 0.08 1 N/A
100 Access Archaeology and Heritage, Australia 0.08 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.