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 Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare (IRCCS), Italy 47.55 40.25 200 -12.9%
2 National Research Council (CNR), Italy 17.76 19.14 112 10.9%
3 University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy 13.44 10.59 48 -19.0%
4 University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy 5.35 10.47 41 101.2%
5 University of Turin (UNITO), Italy 10.68 10.14 60 -2.4%
6 University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy 6.99 9.40 70 38.3%
7 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 12.00 8.28 37 -29.0%
8 University of Trento (UNITN), Italy 7.73 6.30 23 -16.1%
9 Italian Foundation for Cancer Research (FIRC), Italy 7.93 6.18 33 -19.9%
10 Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Italy 10.66 5.79 26 -44.2%
11 University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy 7.37 4.21 33 -41.2%
12 University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy 5.74 4.01 21 -28.1%
13 University of Perugia, Italy 2.66 3.85 19 49.1%
14 University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy 2.57 3.63 16 45.0%
15 Telethon Foundation, Italy 5.16 3.33 20 -33.6%
16 Italy Ministry of Health, Italy 1.97 3.25 15 69.7%
17 University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), Italy 2.37 2.91 15 26.0%
18 University of Pisa (UNIPI), Italy 4.80 2.88 20 -38.3%
19 University of Parma (UNIPR), Italy 3.30 2.83 11 -11.8%
20 University of Pavia (UNIPV), Italy 2.99 2.77 22 -4.5%
21 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 7.29 2.75 20 -61.2%
22 University of Genova, Italy 2.90 2.65 15 -6.1%
23 University of Ferrara (UNIFE), Italy 2.40 2.51 21 7.7%
24 International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Italy 7.00 2.43 8 -64.3%
25 Fondazione Piemontese per la Ricerca sul Cancro Onlus (FPRC), Italy 2.44 2.42 13 2.0%
26 University of Verona (UNIVR), Italy 5.09 2.16 23 -56.3%
27 University of Siena (UNISI), Italy 3.44 2.07 13 -38.2%
28 Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Italy 3.99 1.96 5 -49.5%
29 University of Udine (UNIUD), Italy 0.58 1.81 7 217.8%
30 Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM), Italy 2.64 1.70 9 -33.8%
31 Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn Napoli (SZN), Italy 1.10 1.44 12 35.7%
32 University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy 0.18 1.35 10 675.0%
33 University of Bari Aldo Moro (UniBA), Italy 2.37 1.26 14 -45.4%
34 Marche Polytechnic University (UNIVPM), Italy 1.51 1.21 5 -17.9%
35 University of Insubria, Italy 1.70 1.08 11 -34.9%
36 University of Eastern Piedmont "Amedeo Avogadro" (UNIPMN), Italy 0.63 1.07 10 74.8%
37 University of Camerino (UNICAM), Italy 0.13 1.06 4 743.8%
38 Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (UCSC), Italy 0.74 1.05 12 46.8%
39 Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa (SSSA), Italy 0.02 0.89 9 3,581.8%
40 University of Cagliari (UNICA), Italy 0.41 0.86 10 116.9%
41 University of Chieti (Ud'A), Italy 4.60 0.86 5 -80.7%
42 Techint Group, Italy 1.58 0.85 12 -44.5%
43 Niguarda Hospital, Italy 0.91 0.80 6 -9.8%
44 Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy 0.31 0.77 13 159.3%
45 University of Messina (UNIME), Italy 0.53 0.75 6 46.7%
46 Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), Italy 0.44 0.75 4 76.3%
47 Edmund Mach Foundation, Italy 0.88 0.68 4 -20.0%
48 University of Salento, Italy 0.51 0.64 3 29.2%
49 University of Brescia (UNIBS), Italy 1.22 0.61 11 -48.9%
50 University of Trieste (UNITS), Italy 2.68 0.60 9 -77.1%
51 IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy 1.00 0.57 3 -41.7%
52 Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy 1.31 0.47 7 -62.8%
53 University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy 0.30 0.47 6 62.2%
54 European Brain Research Institute (EBRI), Italy 0.44 0.47 3 10.2%
55 Ceinge - Biotecnologie Avanzate S.C. a r.l., Italy 0.70 0.46 4 -31.4%
56 Campus Bio-Medico University, Italy 0.13 0.44 3 258.3%
57 European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC), Italy 0.03 0.42 8 1,565.2%
58 University of Palermo (UNIPA), Italy 0.98 0.40 4 -58.4%
59 University of Sannio, Italy 0.05 0.39 5 771.7%
60 University of L'Aquila (UNIVAQ), Italy 0.19 0.35 5 90.5%
61 University of Sassari (UniSS), Italy 0.33 0.33 7 3.4%
62 Azienda Ospedaliera San Paolo, Italy 0.00 0.32 3 10,056.4%
63 Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of Agricultural Economics (CREA), Italy 0.18 0.30 6 71.7%
64 National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Italy 0.85 0.30 2 -63.6%
65 National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), Italy 0.42 0.27 4 -34.3%
66 ASST Fatebenefratelli-Sacco, Italy 0.26 2 N/A
67 Associazione per lo Studio della Trombosi in Cardiologia, Italy 0.00 0.25 1 7,666.7%
68 University of Tuscia (UNITUS), Italy 0.71 0.24 3 -65.4%
69 Azienda Ospedaliera "Bianchi Melacrino Morelli", Italy 0.01 0.23 1 2,321.4%
70 University of Basilicata, Italy 0.02 0.22 2 1,027.5%
71 University of Catania, Italy 0.55 0.22 5 -58.5%
72 Compagnia di San Paolo, Italy 0.08 0.20 12 150.8%
73 Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell'Abruzzo e del Molise "G. Caporale" (IZSAM), Italy 0.20 1 N/A
74 University of Salerno (UNISA), Italy 1.20 0.19 3 -83.3%
75 European University Institute (EUI), Italy 0.19 3 N/A
76 Edo and Elvo Tempia Valenta Foundation (FEETV), Italy 0.06 0.19 1 247.2%
77 University Hospital of Verona, Italy 0.41 0.17 3 -56.4%
78 Foro Italico University of Rome, Italy 0.33 0.17 2 -47.6%
79 Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK), Italy 0.91 0.17 1 -81.1%
79 Genomics, Genetics and Biology (GGB) Pole, Italy 0.17 1 N/A
79 World Food Programme (WFP), Italy 0.17 1 N/A
80 A.O.U. Citta della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, Italy 0.21 0.16 5 -22.2%
81 Galliera Hospital, Italy 0.13 0.15 1 21.5%
82 MolMed S.p.A., Italy 0.05 0.15 1 232.8%
83 CBM s.c.r.l., Italy 0.14 0.14 1 2.9%
83 Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Italy 0.14 1 N/A
84 San Raffaele S.p.A., Italy 0.27 0.14 2 -46.3%
85 MUSE - Museo delle Scienze di Trento, Italy 0.01 0.14 3 2,377.5%
86 Azienda Ospedaliera Papa Giovanni XXIII, Italy 0.06 0.13 3 141.0%
87 Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS Pavia), Italy 0.29 0.13 2 -55.4%
87 University of Magna Graecia (UMG), Italy 1.86 0.13 2 -93.1%
88 Setlance srl, Italy 0.13 1 N/A
88 Ornis Italica, Italy 0.13 1 N/A
89 Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia (CRS4), Italy 0.37 0.12 1 -67.7%
90 Ca' Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE), Italy 0.00 0.11 2 10,501.2%
91 Studio Grassi, Italy 0.11 1 N/A
91 Angelini Group, Italy 0.11 1 N/A
91 Lincean Academy, Italy 0.11 1 N/A
91 Cogentech S.c.a.r.l., Italy 0.11 1 N/A
91 Superior Health Institute, Italy 0.11 1 N/A
92 Bioversity International, Italy 0.11 2 N/A
93 Azienda Ospedaliera Spedali Civili di Brescia, Italy 0.05 0.10 1 126.3%
93 Azienda Ospedaliera Brotzu (AOB), Italy 0.10 1 N/A
93 Istituto Toscano Tumori (ITT), Italy 0.54 0.10 3 -80.9%
94 University of Urbino, Italy 0.10 0.10 3 -2.0%
95 Consell Comarcal del Baix Llobregat, Italy 0.09 1 N/A
95 Sacco Srl, Italy 0.09 1 N/A
96 San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, Italy 0.04 0.09 2 113.2%
97 Ospedale S.S. Annunziata Chieti, Italy 0.06 0.08 1 41.4%
97 BrainTrends, Italy 0.08 1 N/A
98 Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Policlinico 'G. Martino' - Messina, Italy 0.03 0.08 1 153.2%
98 Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Puglia e della Basilicata, Italy 0.08 1 N/A
98 Takis S.r.l., Italy 0.08 1 N/A
99 Italian Department for Anti-Drug Policies (DPA), Italy 0.08 1 N/A
100 Azienda Sanitaria di Firenze (ASF), Italy 0.08 0.07 4 -10.0%

Footnote

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