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 the Punjab, Pakistan 0.20 0.35 3 75.2%
2 Information Technology University (ITU), Pakistan 0.33 1 N/A
3 National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan 0.11 0.29 3 162.9%
4 COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Pakistan 0.17 5 N/A
5 Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), Pakistan 0.17 1 N/A
6 University of Health Sciences Lahore, Pakistan 0.23 0.14 3 -35.9%
7 International Islamic University (IIU), Pakistan 0.12 3 N/A
8 National Institute of Child Health (NICH), Pakistan 0.12 2 N/A
9 Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU), Pakistan 0.01 0.12 3 1,706.3%
10 Fountain House Network, Pakistan 0.10 1 N/A
11 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan 0.10 1 N/A
12 Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Pakistan 0.33 0.10 1 -70.1%
13 Center for Non-Communicable Diseases (CNCD), Pakistan 0.03 0.07 6 139.6%
14 NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan 0.06 1 N/A
15 Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Pakistan 0.02 0.06 1 204.1%
16 Wah Medical College (WMC), Pakistan 0.02 0.05 1 138.2%
17 University of Lahore (UOL), Pakistan 0.01 0.05 1 701.9%
18 University of Karachi, Pakistan 0.04 1 N/A
18 Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences (LUAWMS), Pakistan 0.04 1 N/A
19 Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan (AWKUM), Pakistan 0.17 0.04 1 -76.3%
19 Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Medical University (SMBBMU), Pakistan 0.04 1 N/A
20 Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Pakistan 0.03 1 N/A
21 Gene-Tech Laboratories, Pakistan 0.03 1 N/A
22 Fatima Jinah Medical College, Pakistan 0.02 1 N/A
23 Aga Khan University (AKU), Pakistan 0.02 2 N/A
24 National University of Modern Languages (NUML), Pakistan 0.01 1 N/A
25 Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital, Pakistan 0.00 1 N/A
26 Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH & RC), Pakistan 0.00 2 N/A
27 Isra University, Pakistan 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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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.