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 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 75.31 82.73 212 11.4%
2 Max Planck Society, Germany 36.44 54.50 171 51.6%
3 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 43.67 42.19 110 -2.0%
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 35.46 37.74 148 7.9%
5 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 19.35 23.25 76 21.8%
6 University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 31.48 21.96 69 -29.3%
7 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 19.16 20.99 58 11.1%
8 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 17.04 19.74 81 17.5%
9 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 18.93 18.96 159 1.5%
10 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 13.77 15.44 62 13.7%
11 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 22.14 15.28 51 -30.0%
12 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 17.54 15.09 61 -12.8%
13 Medical Research Council (MRC), United Kingdom (UK) 14.45 14.65 30 2.8%
14 National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States of America (USA) 19.44 14.38 49 -25.0%
15 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 19.85 14.17 33 -27.6%
16 University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), United States of America (USA) 12.74 13.08 41 4.1%
17 The Rockefeller University, United States of America (USA) 9.90 12.65 24 29.7%
18 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 18.52 12.53 53 -31.4%
19 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 14.25 12.46 43 -11.3%
20 Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), United States of America (USA) 11.79 11.78 36 1.3%
21 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 10.46 11.44 38 10.9%
22 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 12.05 11.34 96 -4.6%
23 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 11.15 11.32 41 3.0%
24 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center), United States of America (USA) 8.97 11.13 26 25.8%
25 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 17.08 11.12 44 -34.0%
26 Tsinghua University, China 12.13 10.83 25 -9.4%
27 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), United States of America (USA) 9.36 9.98 26 8.1%
28 New York University (NYU), United States of America (USA) 8.69 9.76 29 13.9%
29 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 17.44 9.74 42 -43.4%
30 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 5.18 9.37 25 83.5%
31 Scripps Research, United States of America (USA) 7.55 9.33 20 25.4%
32 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 10.16 9.12 35 -9.0%
33 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 3.50 8.83 39 155.9%
34 University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder), United States of America (USA) 7.98 8.76 33 11.3%
35 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 4.03 8.60 25 116.4%
36 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 11.83 8.59 47 -26.4%
37 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 5.23 8.56 21 66.1%
38 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 12.12 7.83 29 -34.5%
39 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 7.93 7.82 15 0.0%
40 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 6.18 7.76 24 27.2%
41 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), United States of America (USA) 7.02 7.70 33 11.1%
42 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 12.02 7.58 39 -36.0%
43 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 5.65 7.55 29 35.5%
44 European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany 6.59 7.53 32 15.9%
45 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 6.99 7.34 30 6.5%
46 Johns Hopkins University (JHU), United States of America (USA) 13.16 7.23 36 -44.3%
47 University of California, Davis (UC Davis), United States of America (USA) 3.31 6.53 24 100.3%
48 RIKEN, Japan 7.85 6.31 26 -18.6%
49 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 9.14 6.28 21 -30.4%
50 Kyoto University, Japan 1.38 6.06 21 344.0%
51 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU), United States of America (USA) 3.29 6.03 22 86.0%
52 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 6.63 5.82 22 -11.0%
53 Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein), United States of America (USA) 1.91 5.76 14 206.2%
54 Novartis International AG, Switzerland 2.72 5.75 13 114.1%
55 UCL, United Kingdom (UK) 11.24 5.72 38 -48.4%
56 Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS), United States of America (USA) 1.13 5.68 20 408.0%
57 University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark 5.19 5.64 30 10.1%
58 Duke University, United States of America (USA) 9.08 5.61 24 -37.3%
59 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 3.20 5.57 23 76.8%
60 Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), United States of America (USA) 3.09 5.52 9 81.2%
61 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 2.21 5.44 22 149.6%
62 HHMI Janelia Research Campus, United States of America (USA) 8.30 5.29 12 -35.4%
63 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 5.18 5.27 21 3.1%
64 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States of America (USA) 7.18 5.26 41 -25.7%
65 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 4.34 4.64 16 8.4%
66 Leibniz Association, Germany 3.24 4.64 43 45.3%
67 Peking University (PKU), China 3.62 4.60 20 28.9%
68 McGill University, Canada 2.10 4.59 21 121.6%
69 Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), United States of America (USA) 1.58 4.44 20 184.7%
70 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 5.48 4.39 37 -18.8%
71 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 4.06 4.32 23 7.7%
72 Mayo Clinic, United States of America (USA) 1.35 4.27 9 220.6%
73 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France 4.00 4.22 49 6.8%
74 Salk Institute for Biological Studies (Salk), United States of America (USA) 7.77 4.21 16 -45.1%
75 Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), United States of America (USA) 3.95 4.13 19 6.0%
76 Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), United States of America (USA) 8.42 4.12 17 -50.4%
77 University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass Medical School), United States of America (USA) 3.90 4.09 28 6.4%
78 Emory University, United States of America (USA) 1.71 4.03 13 139.8%
79 Monash University, Australia 1.24 4.02 14 228.2%
80 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 0.53 4.01 21 671.6%
81 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 0.64 3.96 14 529.2%
82 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 5.84 3.87 15 -32.7%
83 Carnegie Institution for Science (CIS), United States of America (USA) 1.70 3.86 18 130.2%
84 Boston University (BU), United States of America (USA) 2.45 3.83 18 58.2%
85 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 4.14 3.82 22 -6.5%
86 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 1.89 3.79 28 103.0%
87 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 4.78 3.77 20 -20.1%
88 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 6.98 3.68 20 -46.6%
89 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 1.02 3.67 17 264.0%
90 University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 2.78 3.66 30 33.4%
91 University of Virginia (UVA), United States of America (USA) 3.72 3.65 17 -0.5%
92 Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden 3.18 3.65 20 16.2%
93 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia 1.57 3.59 23 131.9%
94 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 1.98 3.59 12 83.5%
95 Arizona State University (ASU), United States of America (USA) 2.66 3.57 18 35.8%
96 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 0.31 3.46 11 1,023.2%
97 Sorbonne University, France 4.16 3.44 43 -16.1%
98 University of Göttingen, Germany 2.69 3.42 16 28.7%
99 The University of Arizona (Arizona), United States of America (USA) 4.30 3.40 30 -19.8%
100 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States of America (USA) 4.43 3.38 13 -22.7%

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.