2018 tables: Institutions - physical 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 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 23.86 23.42 290 -3.0%
2 ITMO National Research University (ITMO University), Russia 13.40 14.27 56 5.3%
3 Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU), Russia 9.52 9.97 70 3.5%
4 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology - State University (MIPT), Russia 12.89 8.58 155 -34.2%
5 Novosibirsk State University (NSU), Russia 5.41 5.79 153 5.7%
6 National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Russia 6.24 5.35 202 -15.4%
7 Tomsk State University (TSU), Russia 4.51 5.19 82 13.7%
8 Ural Federal University (UrFU), Russia 5.26 4.33 18 -18.5%
9 Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), Russia 2.56 4.26 31 64.7%
10 National University of Science and Technology (MISIS), Russia 1.48 4.05 29 169.7%
11 Kazan Federal University (KFU), Russia 3.41 4.00 17 16.0%
12 Peoples Friendship University of Russia (PFUR), Russia 1.11 3.15 6 180.1%
13 Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), Russia 0.89 2.70 74 201.5%
14 Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Russia 1.42 2.42 15 69.1%
15 Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN), Russia 3.45 2.42 9 -30.6%
16 Saratov State University (SGU), Russia 2.93 2.15 8 -27.5%
17 National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Russia 2.15 1.86 11 -14.7%
18 Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Russia 0.25 1.67 6 572.6%
19 Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Russia 2.36 1.46 10 -38.9%
20 Tomsk State Pedagogical University (TSPU), Russia 0.95 1.38 5 43.7%
21 P.G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University, Russia 1.25 3 N/A
22 Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University n.a. R.E. Alekseev (NNSTU), Russia 0.75 1.21 3 60.0%
23 Samara National Research University, Russia 0.07 0.93 4 1,179.6%
24 Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU), Russia 0.21 0.66 3 217.1%
25 Dubna International University of Nature, Society and Man, Russia 0.98 0.63 2 -36.7%
26 Siberian State Aerospace University, Russia 0.58 2 N/A
27 Yandex School of Data Analysis, Russia 0.22 0.52 51 131.2%
28 Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Russia 0.46 2 N/A
29 South Ural State University (SUSU), Russia 0.25 0.44 3 75.7%
30 Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University (LETI), Russia 0.10 0.42 1 311.7%
31 Southern Federal University (SFedU), Russia 0.62 0.37 3 -41.7%
32 Tver State University, Russia 0.10 0.33 1 229.4%
33 North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk (NEFU), Russia 0.07 0.31 1 332.3%
34 Moscow Technological University (MIREA), Russia 1.12 0.25 3 -78.4%
35 Novosibirsk State Technical University (NSTU), Russia 0.19 0.19 7 -2.8%
36 Moscow State Pedagogical University (MSPU), Russia 1.64 0.18 2 -89.0%
37 N.P. Ogarev Mordovia State University, Russia 0.38 0.18 2 -52.7%
38 Kazan National Research Technological University (KNRTU), Russia 0.18 1 N/A
39 Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (TUSUR), Russia 0.08 0.17 1 97.6%
39 Tambov State Technical University (TSTU), Russia 0.17 1 N/A
40 Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU), Russia 0.25 0.14 3 -44.2%
41 Irkutsk State University (ISU), Russia 0.00 0.14 4 5,310.5%
42 Blagoveschensk State Pedagogical University (BSPU), Russia 0.00 0.12 4 18,900.6%
43 National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET), Russia 0.90 0.10 1 -89.0%
43 I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (FMSMU), Russia 0.10 1 N/A
44 Chelyabinsk State University (CSU), Russia 0.47 0.08 1 -82.6%
44 Syktyvkar State University, Russia 0.08 1 N/A
45 Moscow Power Engineering Institute (MPEI), Russia 0.03 3 N/A
46 Kabardino-Balkarian State University (KBSU), Russia 0.00 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.
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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.