2018 tables: Institutions - chemistry - 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 Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 14.90 15.48 49 -3.0%
2 University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy 11.13 15.33 42 28.5%
3 University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy 7.89 14.67 45 73.5%
4 University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy 7.59 11.16 45 37.3%
5 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 8.25 10.24 31 16.0%
6 University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy 6.03 9.51 37 47.2%
7 University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy 7.20 8.40 29 8.9%
8 Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy 8.71 7.22 29 -22.6%
9 University of Salerno (UNISA), Italy 3.77 6.39 15 58.5%
10 University of Pavia (UNIPV), Italy 5.96 6.37 28 -0.3%
11 University of Turin (UNITO), Italy 5.10 5.65 29 3.4%
12 University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy 5.48 5.30 16 -9.7%
13 University of Perugia, Italy 4.74 5.17 26 1.8%
14 University of Trieste (UNITS), Italy 5.47 4.99 22 -14.9%
15 University of Pisa (UNIPI), Italy 10.83 3.71 23 -68.0%
16 University of Bari Aldo Moro (UniBA), Italy 3.19 3.66 17 7.1%
17 University of Parma (UNIPR), Italy 5.42 3.20 16 -44.8%
18 University of Cagliari (UNICA), Italy 2.33 3.17 16 27.0%
19 University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy 4.18 3.04 8 -32.1%
20 University of Genova, Italy 4.43 2.96 14 -37.7%
21 University of Catania, Italy 3.76 2.93 14 -27.2%
22 University of Eastern Piedmont "Amedeo Avogadro" (UNIPMN), Italy 2.19 2.92 7 24.4%
23 Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), Italy 2.43 2.60 19 0.2%
24 University of Palermo (UNIPA), Italy 1.36 2.42 15 65.5%
25 University of Siena (UNISI), Italy 1.54 2.31 13 39.9%
26 University of L'Aquila (UNIVAQ), Italy 2.79 2.22 8 -25.9%
27 University of Urbino, Italy 1.63 2.14 3 23.1%
28 Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Italy 1.90 1.97 5 -3.3%
29 University of Ferrara (UNIFE), Italy 0.32 1.53 7 347.0%
30 University of Camerino (UNICAM), Italy 1.20 1.52 7 17.8%
31 University of Brescia (UNIBS), Italy 1.65 1.40 5 -20.9%
32 University of Salento, Italy 1.03 1.29 7 17.2%
33 University of Udine (UNIUD), Italy 1.36 1.29 7 -12.0%
34 University of Messina (UNIME), Italy 1.34 1.08 7 -24.5%
35 University of Verona (UNIVR), Italy 1.69 1.05 4 -42.1%
36 University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), Italy 0.80 0.98 8 14.4%
37 University of Sassari (UniSS), Italy 1.76 0.94 8 -50.2%
38 Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy 3.44 0.86 4 -76.8%
39 University of Trento (UNITN), Italy 0.76 0.71 5 -12.4%
40 Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (UniSR), Italy 0.42 1 N/A
41 Ca' Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE), Italy 1.51 0.40 12 -75.1%
42 Marche Polytechnic University (UNIVPM), Italy 0.04 0.37 7 755.5%
43 University of Insubria, Italy 0.93 0.32 8 -68.3%
44 National Interuniversity Consortium for the Physical Sciences of Matter (CNISM), Italy 0.74 0.22 2 -71.9%
45 University of Chieti (Ud'A), Italy 0.18 0.21 2 8.7%
46 University of Sannio, Italy 0.17 1 N/A
47 Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Italy 0.14 1 N/A
48 Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (UCSC), Italy 0.14 0.11 1 -27.4%
48 Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy 0.86 0.11 1 -88.0%
49 European School of Molecular Medicine (SEMM), Italy 0.11 3 N/A
50 University of Molise (UNIMOL), Italy 0.02 0.11 5 515.5%
50 University of Bergamo, Italy 0.11 0.11 5 -6.0%
51 Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa (SSSA), Italy 0.02 0.07 1 326.7%
51 University of Tuscia (UNITUS), Italy 0.10 0.07 1 -33.3%
52 University of Roma Tre, Italy 0.01 0.04 2 305.8%
53 Campus Bio-Medico University, Italy 0.04 1 N/A

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.