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 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 7.93 7.82 15 0.0%
2 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 2.00 2.96 7 50.0%
3 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 1.42 1.38 8 -0.9%
4 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 1.68 1.12 5 -32.4%
5 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 0.50 0.92 6 86.1%
6 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 0.24 0.84 10 250.6%
7 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 2.03 0.60 6 -70.0%
8 Bilkent University, Turkey 0.10 0.58 1 473.5%
9 Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer, Israel 0.15 0.51 2 236.4%
10 King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia 0.21 3 N/A
11 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 1.37 0.19 2 -86.3%
12 University of Haifa (HU), Israel 0.08 0.16 3 98.1%
13 Hacettepe University, Turkey 0.07 0.08 1 26.8%
13 Aselsan A.Ş., Turkey 0.08 1 N/A
13 FiberLAST Inc., Turkey 0.08 1 N/A
14 Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research (IOLR) Ltd., Israel 0.06 1 N/A
15 Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), Israel 0.05 1 N/A
16 Israel Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC), Israel 0.04 2 N/A
17 Israel Antiquities Authority, Israel 0.04 0.04 1 -8.2%
18 National Museum of Iran, Iran 0.03 1 N/A
18 Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Iran 0.03 1 N/A
19 Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Pakistan 0.03 1 N/A
20 The Israel Society of Ecology and Environmental Sciences (ISEES), Israel 0.03 1 N/A
21 National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (NAS), Armenia 0.07 0.02 2 -64.0%
22 Yerevan State University (YSU), Armenia 0.04 0.02 2 -42.9%
23 Saudi Arabia Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (MNG-HA), Saudi Arabia 0.00 0.02 1 1,032.4%
24 Ilia State University, Georgia 0.01 1 N/A
24 Fesenkov Astrophysical Institute, Kazakhstan 0.01 1 N/A
25 Center for Non-Communicable Diseases (CNCD), Pakistan 0.00 0.01 3 270.8%
26 King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC), Saudi Arabia 0.06 0.00 1 -96.8%
27 Sidra Medical and Research Center, Qatar 0.02 0.00 1 -92.6%

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  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.
  3. Nature Index recognizes that many other factors must be taken into account when considering research quality and institutional performance; Nature Index metrics alone should not be used to assess institutions or individuals.
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The Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*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.