2017 tables: Institutions - physical 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 Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria 35.52 32.75 128 -5.6%
2 University of Vienna, Austria 20.87 18.83 80 -7.7%
3 University of Innsbruck (LFU), Austria 15.23 18.12 124 21.8%
4 Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Austria 11.86 17.69 151 52.7%
5 Johannes Kepler University of Linz (JKU), Austria 11.20 8.49 21 -22.4%
6 Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), Austria 5.39 5.83 21 10.8%
7 University of Graz (Uni Graz), Austria 8.57 3.42 12 -59.1%
8 Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), Austria 3.03 2.48 7 -16.3%
9 University of Leoben, Austria 1.97 0.99 7 -48.8%
10 Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria 0.92 0.81 1 -9.3%
11 AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria 0.42 0.77 6 88.0%
12 Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Austria 0.27 0.72 2 173.9%
13 University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Austria 0.67 0.58 2 -10.4%
14 Austrian Competence Center for Tribology (AC2T), Austria 0.81 0.50 1 -37.0%
15 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Austria 0.18 0.30 2 74.1%
16 VARTA Micro Innovation GmbH, Austria 0.29 1 N/A
17 University of Salzburg, Austria 0.13 0.27 3 109.0%
18 Austrian Cooperative Research (ACR), Austria 0.65 0.25 1 -60.7%
18 Danube University Krems, Austria 0.25 2 N/A
19 Center for Advanced Bioanalysis GmbH, Austria 0.43 0.23 1 -44.9%
20 Medical University of Innsbruck (MUI), Austria 0.20 1 N/A
21 University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (UASUA), Austria 0.17 0.19 2 15.5%
22 Medical University of Vienna (MUW), Austria 1.34 0.17 1 -87.2%
23 Crystalline Mirror Solutions GmbH, Austria 0.13 1 N/A
23 Research Center for Non Destructive Testing GmbH (RECENDT), Austria 0.13 1 N/A
24 MED-EL GmbH, Austria 0.08 1 N/A
25 Novapecc GmbH, Austria 0.06 1 N/A
26 ARC Seibersdorf Research GmbH, Austria 0.05 2 N/A
27 Wolfgang Pauli Institute (WPI) Vienna, Austria 0.03 0.04 1 27.9%
27 Museum of Natural History of Vienna (NHMW), Austria 0.04 1 N/A
28 Ionicon Analytik GmbH, Austria 0.01 1 N/A

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.
  4. Nature Index data and methods are transparent and available under a creative commons licence at natureindex.com.

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.