2018 tables: Institutions - life sciences - 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 Trento (UNITN), Italy 6.30 14.58 36 126.5%
2 University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy 9.40 12.79 95 33.3%
3 University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy 10.59 9.06 52 -16.2%
4 University of Turin (UNITO), Italy 10.14 8.72 50 -15.8%
5 University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy 10.47 6.61 38 -38.2%
6 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 8.28 6.34 53 -25.0%
7 University of Pavia (UNIPV), Italy 2.77 4.36 33 53.9%
8 Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Italy 1.96 4.20 9 109.9%
9 University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy 4.01 3.88 32 -5.1%
10 University of Genova, Italy 2.65 3.87 26 43.1%
11 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 2.75 3.77 34 34.3%
12 University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy 4.21 3.57 39 -17.0%
13 Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (UniSR), Italy 1.73 3.44 29 95.5%
14 Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (UCSC), Italy 1.05 3.09 15 187.9%
15 University of Perugia, Italy 3.85 3.06 20 -22.0%
16 University of Verona (UNIVR), Italy 2.16 2.88 25 30.5%
17 University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy 3.63 2.80 18 -24.3%
18 Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy 0.47 2.37 11 391.2%
19 University of Trieste (UNITS), Italy 0.60 2.15 19 252.4%
20 University of Pisa (UNIPI), Italy 2.88 1.79 19 -39.1%
21 University of Ferrara (UNIFE), Italy 2.51 1.68 23 -34.4%
22 Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), Italy 0.75 1.64 7 114.7%
23 University of Parma (UNIPR), Italy 2.83 1.58 17 -45.4%
24 University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), Italy 2.91 1.56 16 -47.5%
25 IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy 0.57 1.09 5 88.6%
26 Bocconi University, Italy 1.07 2 N/A
27 Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy 0.77 1.07 9 36.1%
28 University of Udine (UNIUD), Italy 1.81 1.05 14 -43.0%
29 University of Palermo (UNIPA), Italy 0.40 1.03 2 153.9%
30 University of Catania, Italy 0.22 1.01 15 346.8%
31 University of Brescia (UNIBS), Italy 0.61 0.98 17 57.8%
32 University of Siena (UNISI), Italy 2.07 0.97 19 -54.2%
33 University of Sassari (UniSS), Italy 0.33 0.81 15 137.9%
34 University of Salerno (UNISA), Italy 0.19 0.80 9 301.9%
35 University of Bari Aldo Moro (UniBA), Italy 1.26 0.74 16 -42.0%
36 University of Insubria, Italy 1.08 0.61 15 -44.2%
37 Humanitas University, Italy 0.06 0.59 8 852.8%
38 Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa (SSSA), Italy 0.89 0.48 1 -47.6%
39 Campus Bio-Medico University, Italy 0.44 0.44 6 -0.6%
40 Marche Polytechnic University (UNIVPM), Italy 1.21 0.43 6 -65.1%
41 University of Eastern Piedmont "Amedeo Avogadro" (UNIPMN), Italy 1.07 0.39 16 -64.6%
42 University of Tuscia (UNITUS), Italy 0.24 0.35 9 45.4%
43 University of Messina (UNIME), Italy 0.75 0.33 7 -57.5%
44 Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS Pavia), Italy 0.13 0.33 2 153.9%
45 University of Camerino (UNICAM), Italy 1.06 0.30 7 -72.6%
46 University of Salento, Italy 0.64 0.24 3 -62.8%
47 University of L'Aquila (UNIVAQ), Italy 0.35 0.23 3 -35.5%
48 University of Chieti (Ud'A), Italy 0.86 0.22 2 -74.8%
49 University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy 1.35 0.21 5 -84.9%
50 University of Cagliari (UNICA), Italy 0.86 0.18 5 -79.3%
51 Dipartimento di Scienze Cliniche Specialistiche ed Odontostomatologiche (DISCO), Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy 0.15 1 N/A
52 University of Magna Graecia (UMG), Italy 0.13 0.15 3 19.0%
53 University of Roma Tre, Italy 0.05 0.15 3 217.9%
54 National Interuniversity Consortium for the Physical Sciences of Matter (CNISM), Italy 0.04 0.13 2 198.6%
55 Ca' Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE), Italy 0.11 0.12 2 9.1%
56 University of Urbino, Italy 0.10 0.12 8 17.6%
57 San Raffaele University of Rome (UniSanRaffaele), Italy 0.09 2 N/A
58 Parthenope University of Naples, Italy 0.00 0.09 1 20,533.7%
59 San Luigi University Hospital, Italy 0.06 1 N/A
60 European University Institute (EUI), Italy 0.19 0.05 1 -72.7%
60 University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy 0.47 0.05 1 -89.1%
61 Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (UniBz), Italy 0.04 1 N/A
62 Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria (UNIRC), Italy 0.00 0.04 1 8,251.7%
63 University of Teramo (UniTE), Italy 0.05 0.03 1 -42.9%
64 Guglielmo Marconi University (GMU), Italy 0.02 1 N/A
65 University of Molise (UNIMOL), Italy 0.00 0.02 3 3,817.0%
66 European School of Molecular Medicine (SEMM), Italy 0.05 0.01 2 -72.8%
67 University of Foggia (UNIFG), Italy 0.03 0.01 1 -80.2%
68 Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy 0.00 0.01 2 1,302.5%

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.