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 Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 66.28 85.98 283 33.5%
2 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 62.70 66.40 216 8.9%
3 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 47.63 47.60 150 2.8%
4 University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland 37.51 39.08 113 7.2%
5 University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland 33.50 38.97 146 19.7%
6 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 37.98 37.86 115 2.6%
7 Novartis International AG, Switzerland 37.45 33.57 100 -7.8%
8 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 37.91 30.57 73 -17.1%
9 University of Bern (UniBE), Switzerland 19.26 24.76 90 32.2%
10 Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB), Switzerland 4.72 6.72 70 46.4%
11 University of Fribourg (UNIFR), Switzerland 4.75 5.97 23 29.4%
12 Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland 2.88 5.72 17 104.5%
13 Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland 3.19 5.20 21 68.0%
14 University Children's Hospital Basel (UKBB), Switzerland 1.73 3.58 32 112.2%
15 Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), Switzerland 4.41 3.57 17 -16.9%
16 University of Neuchâtel (UniNE), Switzerland 1.98 2.62 10 36.2%
17 Nestlé S.A., Switzerland 1.17 2.20 10 94.4%
18 Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Switzerland 0.93 1.91 5 110.5%
19 Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI), Switzerland 0.67 1.87 5 186.0%
20 Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Switzerland 0.68 1.68 7 153.8%
21 Agroscope, Switzerland 1.23 1.22 8 1.9%
22 World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland 1.68 1.13 35 -30.5%
23 Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO), Switzerland 0.00 1.01 4 27,357.7%
24 World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Switzerland 0.14 0.40 4 193.6%
25 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Switzerland 0.13 0.37 4 196.0%
26 Swiss Vaccine Research Institute (SVRI), Switzerland 0.34 3 N/A
27 Amt für Mittel- und Hochschulen (AMH) Thurgau, Switzerland 0.16 0.33 2 115.2%
28 Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd., Switzerland 0.29 2 N/A
29 Swiss Ornithological Institute, Switzerland 0.28 2 N/A
30 Novimmune SA, Switzerland 1.71 0.27 2 -83.9%
31 Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), Switzerland 0.19 0.26 2 41.7%
32 Universitäre Psychiatrische Kliniken Basel (UPKBS), Switzerland 0.09 0.25 3 177.5%
33 National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste (Nagra), Switzerland 0.25 1 N/A
33 Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF), Switzerland 0.25 1 N/A
33 Swiss Finance Institute, Switzerland 0.25 1 N/A
34 Sophia Genetics SAS, Switzerland 0.22 1 N/A
35 Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland 0.20 1 N/A
36 Evolva Holding SA, Switzerland 0.17 1 N/A
37 Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Switzerland 0.01 0.16 2 3,095.8%
38 Baliopharm AG, Switzerland 0.14 1 N/A
38 Ferring International Center S.A., Switzerland 0.14 1 N/A
38 Givaudan SA, Switzerland 0.14 1 N/A
39 HiQScreen, Switzerland 0.17 0.13 1 -17.7%
40 Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Switzerland 0.36 0.13 3 -62.0%
41 Firmenich International SA, Switzerland 0.17 0.13 1 -22.8%
41 Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering (Wyss Center), Switzerland 0.13 1 N/A
41 Istituto Cantonale di Patologia, Switzerland 0.13 1 N/A
42 Amazentis SA, Switzerland 0.11 1 N/A
42 Neurimmune Holding AG, Switzerland 0.29 0.11 1 -62.2%
43 Ticomo Research GmbH, Switzerland 0.10 1 N/A
44 Kantonsspital Aarau AG, Switzerland 0.10 1 N/A
45 Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Switzerland 0.09 1 N/A
46 Basel Institute for Immunology (BII), Switzerland 0.01 0.08 1 585.8%
46 M et P Pharma AG, Switzerland 0.08 1 N/A
46 Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland 0.08 1 N/A
47 Campus Biotech, Switzerland 0.07 1 N/A
48 Federal Office for Civil Protection (FOCP), Switzerland 0.05 0.07 2 50.7%
49 Berufsfachschule Gesundheit Baselland (BFG), Switzerland 0.06 1 N/A
50 Luzerner Kantonsspital (LUKS), Switzerland 0.06 2 N/A
51 CarbonFor-Expert, Switzerland 0.05 1 N/A
52 Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Suisse (VSF Suisse), Switzerland 0.05 1 N/A
53 Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), Switzerland 0.33 0.04 1 -88.2%
54 Valais Hospital, Switzerland 0.04 1 N/A
55 Cantonal Hospital of Winterthur (KSW), Switzerland 0.02 1 N/A
56 Biognosys AG, Switzerland 0.02 1 N/A
57 Mymetics S.A., Switzerland 0.00 0.02 7 261.4%
57 IPPOX Foundation, Switzerland 0.00 0.02 7 261.4%
58 MAVA Foundation, Switzerland 0.01 1 N/A
59 Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, Switzerland 0.01 1 N/A
60 STMicroelectronics N.V., Switzerland 0.01 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.