2017 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science

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 Toronto (U of T), Canada 14.25 12.46 43 -11.3%
2 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 4.34 4.64 16 8.4%
3 McGill University, Canada 2.10 4.59 21 121.6%
4 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 0.57 2.31 10 309.8%
5 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 1.93 1.56 10 -18.2%
6 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 1.19 1.28 8 8.8%
7 Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Canada 0.03 1.15 5 3,292.6%
8 Western University (UWO), Canada 0.21 0.77 4 270.6%
9 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 0.57 0.77 12 37.6%
10 Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), Canada 0.14 0.65 3 379.4%
11 National Research Council (NRC), Canada 0.60 0.54 6 -8.3%
12 Dalhousie University, Canada 1.09 0.54 5 -49.9%
13 National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS), Canada 0.39 0.54 4 40.0%
14 University of Waterloo, Canada 0.43 0.45 4 6.9%
15 McMaster University, Canada 0.73 0.44 1 -38.2%
16 Clinical Research Institute of Montreal (IRCM), Canada 0.41 2 N/A
17 Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), Canada 0.79 0.31 4 -60.3%
18 University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke), Canada 0.17 0.29 3 73.3%
19 University of Victoria (UVic), Canada 0.74 0.27 6 -62.9%
20 Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), Canada 0.99 0.26 2 -73.6%
21 Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada 0.07 0.25 1 250.3%
21 Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs (MFFP), Canada 0.25 1 N/A
22 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 0.26 0.23 8 -9.9%
23 Canadian Light Source Inc., Canada 0.45 0.21 2 -51.9%
24 Ryerson University, Canada 0.21 1 N/A
25 York University, Canada 0.17 0.20 4 24.8%
26 Alberta Health Services (AHS), Canada 0.02 0.19 1 738.2%
27 Laval University (UL), Canada 0.58 0.16 5 -71.9%
28 Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI), Canada 0.27 0.15 3 -44.5%
29 Natural Resources Canada, Canada 0.23 0.13 1 -44.2%
30 University of Guelph, Canada 0.65 0.09 4 -85.7%
31 University of Manitoba, Canada 0.43 0.07 4 -83.9%
32 Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Canada 0.01 0.06 4 342.7%
33 MacEwan University, Canada 0.06 1 N/A
33 Royal Alberta Museum, Canada 0.06 1 N/A
34 Lakehead University, Canada 0.05 2 N/A
35 British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource, Canada 0.05 1 N/A
36 Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada 0.02 0.05 3 178.7%
37 Concordia University, Canada 0.01 0.04 3 187.9%
37 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), Canada 0.07 0.04 3 -42.4%
38 Trent University, Canada 0.03 1 N/A
39 Queen's University, Canada 0.34 0.03 3 -92.4%
40 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), Canada 0.02 2 N/A
40 TÉLUQ University, Canada 0.02 2 N/A
40 Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), Canada 0.02 2 N/A
41 Carleton University, Canada 0.02 2 N/A
42 Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canada 0.06 0.02 2 -59.5%
42 Génome Québec, Canada 0.06 0.02 2 -59.5%
42 Genome Canada, Canada 0.14 0.02 2 -83.6%
43 University of Moncton, Canada 0.02 2 N/A
44 Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), Canada 0.20 0.02 1 -90.1%
45 University of Winnipeg, Canada 0.09 0.02 1 -78.6%
46 Fieldday Consulting, Canada 0.01 1 N/A
47 Saint Mary's University (SMU), Canada 0.01 1 N/A
48 Gouvernement du Québec, Canada 0.01 1 N/A
48 Ontario Power Generation Inc. (OPG), Canada 0.01 1 N/A
48 Manitoba Hydro, Canada 0.01 1 N/A
48 École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Canada 0.01 1 N/A
48 Hydro-Québec, Canada 0.01 1 N/A
49 University of Regina, Canada 0.95 0.01 1 -99.5%
50 Montreal Cancer Institute (ICM), Canada 0.00 0.00 1 -41.2%

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.