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 University of Oslo (UiO), Norway 21.93 28.01 114 31.4%
2 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway 12.47 7.65 42 -36.9%
3 University of Bergen (UIB), Norway 9.37 6.05 53 -33.5%
4 Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway 1.81 2.47 17 40.5%
5 University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), Norway 5.20 2.37 20 -53.2%
6 Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Norway 0.38 1.16 14 210.9%
7 Bergen Hospital Trust, Norway 0.46 0.97 22 116.6%
8 Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Norway 0.56 0.64 6 16.7%
9 Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway 0.38 1 N/A
10 Norway Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Norway 1.15 0.35 7 -68.9%
11 University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Norway 0.26 0.21 4 -14.3%
12 University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), Norway 0.21 2 N/A
13 National Institute of Occupational Health (STAMI), Norway 0.17 2 N/A
14 Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), Norway 0.17 1 N/A
15 Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE), Norway 0.21 0.15 4 -26.3%
16 Volda University College, Norway 0.14 1 N/A
17 Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC), Norway 0.12 3 N/A
18 Sørlandet Hospital HF, Norway 0.00 0.10 3 7,775.4%
19 Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI), Norway 0.09 4 N/A
20 University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway 0.30 0.08 1 -71.0%
21 EWOS Innovation, Norway 0.10 0.08 1 -20.9%
22 Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University), Norway 0.07 1 N/A
23 University of Agder (UiA), Norway 0.06 1 N/A
24 Nord University (UiN), Norway 0.04 0.06 2 69.6%
25 Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Norway 0.26 0.04 3 -84.3%
26 GenØk - Centre for Biosafety, Norway 0.06 0.04 1 -36.7%
26 Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), Norway 0.04 1 N/A
27 Bjørknes College, Norway 0.04 1 N/A
28 Nofima AS, Norway 0.09 0.04 3 -60.2%
29 Bevital AS, Norway 0.03 1 N/A
30 Genetic Analysis AS, Norway 0.03 1 N/A
31 Diakonhjemmet Sykehus AS, Norway 0.02 0.03 2 23.3%
32 Innlandet Hospital Trust, Norway 0.03 1 N/A
33 Cancer Registry of Norway (CRN), Norway 0.07 0.03 3 -60.6%
34 Kristiania University College, Norway 0.03 1 N/A
35 AquaGen AS, Norway 0.05 0.02 1 -49.7%
36 The National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES), Norway 0.03 0.01 1 -48.1%
36 Vestre Viken Hospital Trust, Norway 0.01 1 N/A
37 Explico Historical Research Foundation, Norway 0.01 1 N/A
38 Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research (Bioforsk), Norway 0.60 0.01 2 -97.8%
38 SINTEF, Norway 0.01 2 N/A
38 Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA), Norway 0.01 2 N/A
38 Norwegian Mapping Authority, Norway 0.01 2 N/A
38 Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute (NFLI), Norway 0.01 2 N/A
38 Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway 0.01 2 N/A
38 Norway Ministry of Education and Research, Norway 0.01 2 N/A
38 Northern Research Institute (Norut), Norway 0.01 2 N/A
38 Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU), Norway 0.01 2 N/A
38 Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Norway 0.01 2 N/A
38 Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), Norway 0.01 2 N/A
38 Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA), Norway 0.01 2 N/A
39 Helse Stavanger University Hospital, Norway 0.04 0.01 2 -85.1%
40 Diakonhjemmet Foundation, Norway 0.00 2 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.