2018 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2018 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2016 Share 2017 Count 2017 Change in Adjusted Share 2016-2017*
1 University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy 38.42 40.87 304 4.8%
2 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 37.41 40.21 390 6.0%
3 University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy 24.46 35.23 281 42.0%
4 University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy 27.12 33.25 214 20.8%
5 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 32.21 28.31 323 -13.4%
6 Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Italy 23.58 27.08 99 13.2%
7 University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy 24.08 25.73 222 5.4%
8 University of Turin (UNITO), Italy 27.08 25.31 246 -7.9%
9 University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy 25.51 22.72 276 -12.2%
10 Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy 21.10 19.58 83 -8.5%
11 University of Trento (UNITN), Italy 10.24 19.20 177 84.9%
12 University of Pavia (UNIPV), Italy 10.98 13.74 224 23.3%
13 University of Perugia, Italy 12.39 13.57 166 7.9%
14 University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy 16.10 13.05 161 -20.1%
15 University of Salerno (UNISA), Italy 6.05 12.96 74 111.0%
16 University of Pisa (UNIPI), Italy 24.75 12.34 255 -50.9%
17 University of Genova, Italy 11.77 11.29 241 -5.5%
18 University of Trieste (UNITS), Italy 11.05 11.24 160 0.2%
19 Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), Italy 9.99 10.34 172 2.0%
20 University of Parma (UNIPR), Italy 11.36 9.48 67 -17.8%
21 University of Roma Tre, Italy 8.16 9.09 102 9.7%
22 University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy 12.87 8.32 87 -36.3%
23 Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy 10.90 8.29 49 -25.1%
24 University of Bari Aldo Moro (UniBA), Italy 6.86 7.31 169 5.0%
25 University of Catania, Italy 7.96 7.11 143 -11.9%
26 University of Palermo (UNIPA), Italy 6.90 6.83 34 -2.4%
27 University of Cagliari (UNICA), Italy 6.59 6.64 72 -0.7%
28 University of Ferrara (UNIFE), Italy 5.88 5.83 94 -2.3%
29 University of Salento, Italy 8.65 5.27 97 -40.0%
30 University of L'Aquila (UNIVAQ), Italy 5.74 5.26 33 -9.7%
31 University of Eastern Piedmont "Amedeo Avogadro" (UNIPMN), Italy 4.78 5.22 128 7.7%
32 Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (UCSC), Italy 4.49 4.66 22 2.2%
33 University of Verona (UNIVR), Italy 4.06 4.20 31 1.9%
34 Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), Italy 2.36 4.15 44 73.1%
35 University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), Italy 5.95 4.11 59 -32.0%
36 University of Siena (UNISI), Italy 4.12 3.60 95 -13.9%
37 Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (UniSR), Italy 1.89 3.58 31 86.6%
38 University of Camerino (UNICAM), Italy 3.54 3.22 31 -10.4%
39 University of Urbino, Italy 2.54 3.00 52 16.7%
40 University of Brescia (UNIBS), Italy 4.36 2.90 42 -34.5%
41 University of Udine (UNIUD), Italy 3.57 2.59 90 -28.6%
42 Marche Polytechnic University (UNIVPM), Italy 1.76 2.54 19 42.6%
43 University of Insubria, Italy 3.44 2.26 35 -35.1%
44 National Interuniversity Consortium for the Physical Sciences of Matter (CNISM), Italy 1.81 2.15 20 17.1%
45 IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy 0.65 1.84 6 179.1%
46 University of Sassari (UniSS), Italy 2.10 1.75 24 -17.8%
47 Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy 3.19 1.74 114 -46.2%
48 University of Messina (UNIME), Italy 5.11 1.61 16 -69.0%
49 Bocconi University, Italy 1.40 5 N/A
50 University of Tuscia (UNITUS), Italy 0.55 1.02 16 82.0%
51 University of Bergamo, Italy 0.14 0.87 8 503.4%
52 Ca' Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE), Italy 2.27 0.74 17 -67.8%
53 University of Chieti (Ud'A), Italy 1.60 0.65 7 -60.0%
54 Campus Bio-Medico University, Italy 0.44 0.60 8 36.4%
55 University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy 2.49 0.60 12 -76.2%
56 Humanitas University, Italy 0.06 0.60 9 873.1%
57 University of Sannio, Italy 0.62 0.59 16 -6.3%
58 Guglielmo Marconi University (GMU), Italy 0.29 0.56 69 91.9%
59 Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa (SSSA), Italy 0.96 0.56 3 -42.4%
60 Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS Pavia), Italy 0.40 0.47 4 16.0%
61 University of Magna Graecia (UMG), Italy 0.88 0.40 4 -54.7%
62 University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (UNICAS), Italy 0.29 0.26 8 -11.6%
63 Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (UniBz), Italy 0.20 2 N/A
64 Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche Specialistiche ed Odontostomatologiche (DISCO), Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy 0.15 1 N/A
65 European School of Molecular Medicine (SEMM), Italy 0.05 0.15 6 181.4%
66 Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Italy 0.14 1 N/A
67 University of Molise (UNIMOL), Italy 0.06 0.13 9 116.5%
68 Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria (UNIRC), Italy 0.00 0.12 4 27,070.5%
69 Parthenope University of Naples, Italy 0.01 0.11 34 1,207.0%
70 San Raffaele University of Rome (UniSanRaffaele), Italy 0.06 0.09 2 44.6%
71 University of Foggia (UNIFG), Italy 0.28 0.08 2 -71.2%
72 Consorzio Universitario della Provincia di Trapani, Italy 0.08 1 N/A
73 University of Basilicata, Italy 0.55 0.06 91 -88.6%
74 Universita' degli Studi Niccolo' Cusano, Italy 0.37 0.06 1 -83.1%
74 San Luigi University Hospital, Italy 0.06 1 N/A
75 European University Institute (EUI), Italy 0.19 0.05 1 -72.5%
76 Kore University of Enna, Italy 0.04 1 N/A
77 University of Teramo (UniTE), Italy 0.05 0.03 2 -35.2%
78 Pegaso University (Unipegaso), Italy 0.02 0.01 4 -23.5%

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.