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 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 67.12 72.15 225 6.2%
2 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 47.94 47.23 94 -2.7%
3 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 37.19 41.72 175 10.8%
4 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 34.97 39.64 94 12.0%
5 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 56.85 39.42 151 -31.5%
6 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 12.77 17.15 43 32.7%
7 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 13.74 13.41 27 -3.6%
8 Bilkent University, Turkey 10.62 8.23 15 -23.4%
9 COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Pakistan 5.37 6.96 42 28.0%
10 Yerevan State University (YSU), Armenia 5.47 6.57 180 18.7%
11 University of the Punjab, Pakistan 7.80 6.08 15 -23.1%
12 Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Iran 3.53 5.49 12 53.5%
13 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 3.59 4.12 23 13.4%
14 National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences (NUCES), Pakistan 4.00 4 N/A
15 Islamia University of Bahawalpur Pakistan (IUB), Pakistan 0.25 3.58 6 1,316.4%
16 University of Tabriz, Iran 0.13 3.50 5 2,666.8%
17 Shiraz University, Iran 10.27 3.33 7 -67.9%
18 Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran 3.15 3.26 10 2.2%
19 Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey 2.14 3.05 73 40.9%
20 Hadassah Academic College, Israel 3.00 6 N/A
20 Ruppin Academic Center, Israel 3.00 6 N/A
21 Damghan University, Iran 0.33 2.92 5 764.6%
22 Shahrood University of Technology, Iran 2.83 4 N/A
23 Ariel University (AU), Israel 1.81 2.48 5 35.8%
24 L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (ENU), Kazakhstan 1.08 2.30 5 109.8%
25 University of Central Punjab (UCP), Pakistan 0.01 2.27 7 29,791.6%
26 Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Turkey 1.05 2.26 43 112.2%
27 American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon 1.25 2.25 3 77.9%
28 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran 4.46 2.20 3 -51.2%
29 University of Nizwa, Oman 0.75 2.08 5 174.5%
30 Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran 3.24 1.93 44 -41.1%
31 Nazarbayev University (NU), Kazakhstan 1.41 1.93 5 35.4%
32 Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran 1.67 1.88 45 10.8%
33 Yazd University, Iran 0.75 1.76 36 131.5%
34 University of Sistan and Baluchestan (USB), Iran 1.70 4 N/A
35 Government College University (GCU), Pakistan 2.56 1.69 4 -34.7%
36 University of Education, Pakistan 0.50 1.67 3 229.4%
36 Kocaeli University, Turkey 1.00 1.67 5 64.7%
37 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 2.06 1.57 39 -24.7%
38 Istanbul University, Turkey 0.04 1.54 15 3,923.6%
39 Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates 1.61 1.53 6 -6.5%
40 Koç University (KU), Turkey 1.45 1.52 4 3.8%
41 Boğaziçi University (BU), Turkey 2.12 1.49 138 -30.5%
42 Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Pakistan 1.35 1.38 73 1.6%
43 Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), Israel 0.17 1.38 4 716.9%
44 University of Management and Technology (UMT), Pakistan 2.25 1.33 3 -41.4%
45 Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU), Kazakhstan 0.44 1.28 5 185.4%
46 Doğuş University (DOU), Turkey 1.03 1.17 6 11.8%
47 University of Qom, Iran 1.00 1.17 2 15.3%
48 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 3.24 1.12 77 -65.8%
49 Alzahra University, Iran 0.37 1.11 2 191.7%
50 Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Iran 0.41 1.08 9 160.5%
51 Hacettepe University, Turkey 0.09 1.06 36 1,072.9%
52 Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran 0.67 1.00 1 48.2%
52 Open University of Israel (OPENU), Israel 1.23 1.00 2 -19.5%
52 Urmia University, Iran 1.00 1 N/A
52 Sirjan University of Technology, Iran 1.00 1 N/A
52 Pamukkale University (PAU), Turkey 1.00 1 N/A
52 Baku State University, Azerbaijan 0.33 1.00 3 196.4%
53 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 1.77 0.93 6 -48.2%
54 Vali-e-Asr University of Rafsanjan (VRU), Iran 0.90 2 N/A
55 Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Georgia 0.62 0.90 138 42.9%
56 National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan 1.90 0.88 5 -54.1%
57 Sabanci University (SU), Turkey 1.91 0.85 4 -56.0%
58 University of Haifa (HU), Israel 1.19 0.82 3 -32.3%
59 Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Qatar 0.46 0.79 6 69.4%
60 Ege University, Turkey 0.76 2 N/A
61 King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia 0.17 0.75 3 344.7%
61 Karabük University, Turkey 0.75 1 N/A
62 Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Iran 3.13 0.67 2 -78.9%
62 University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF), Pakistan 0.67 1 N/A
62 Taibah University, Saudi Arabia 0.67 1 N/A
63 Çukurova University, Turkey 0.58 0.61 68 3.5%
64 Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (COMU), Turkey 0.02 0.53 2 2,269.5%
65 University of Engineering and Technology - Lahore (UET Lahore), Pakistan 0.52 3 N/A
66 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey 0.01 0.51 42 5,874.5%
67 International Islamic University (IIU), Pakistan 0.50 2 N/A
67 Farhangian University (CFU), Iran 0.50 1 N/A
67 İzmir University of Economics, Turkey 0.50 1 N/A
67 University of Ayatollah Ozma Borujerdi, Iran 0.50 1 N/A
68 ORT Braude College of Engineering (OBC), Israel 0.51 0.48 2 -8.5%
69 Gazi University, Turkey 0.33 0.45 1 33.3%
70 Qatar University, Qatar 1.25 0.40 4 -68.1%
71 Ankara University, Turkey 1.34 0.40 75 -70.2%
72 University of Zanjan, Iran 0.40 1 N/A
73 United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), United Arab Emirates 0.67 0.39 2 -42.4%
74 Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University (SRTTU), Iran 0.25 0.38 2 51.5%
75 Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), Saudi Arabia 0.04 0.35 3 864.3%
76 University of Kashan, Iran 0.50 0.33 1 -34.1%
76 Lahore Leads University, Pakistan 0.17 0.33 1 97.6%
76 Damascus University, Syria 0.25 0.33 1 31.8%
76 Başkent University, Turkey 3.45 0.33 1 -90.5%
76 Gyumri State Pedagogical Institute (GSPI), Armenia 0.33 1 N/A
77 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan 0.50 0.28 3 -45.8%
78 Ilia State University, Georgia 0.44 0.26 34 -40.7%
79 Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar 3.51 0.25 2 -92.9%
80 Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University (PMU), Saudi Arabia 0.33 0.25 1 -25.9%
80 Aspire College, Pakistan 0.25 1 N/A
80 University of Isfahan (UI), Iran 0.25 1 N/A
80 Graduate University of Advanced Technology (GUAT), Iran 0.25 1 N/A
81 Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman 0.24 3 N/A
82 University of Turkish Aeronautical Association (UTAA), Turkey 0.17 0.20 1 18.6%
82 Abdullah Gül University, Turkey 0.17 0.20 1 18.6%
82 University of Guilan (GU), Iran 1.00 0.20 1 -80.2%
82 University of Al-Qadisiyah, Iraq 0.20 1 N/A
83 Al-Mustansiriya University, Iraq 0.18 3 N/A
84 Yarmouk University, Jordan 0.18 1 N/A
85 Yildiz Technical University (YTU), Turkey 0.01 0.17 32 2,654.3%
86 Khazar University, Azerbaijan 0.17 1 N/A
86 The University of Jordan, Jordan 0.06 0.17 2 196.4%
86 National University of Uzbekistan, Uzbekistan 0.19 0.17 1 -15.3%
87 Lorestan University, Iran 0.50 0.15 3 -71.1%
88 Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey 0.07 0.14 110 93.2%
89 Jazan University, Saudi Arabia 0.02 0.14 4 731.0%
90 University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 0.06 0.13 1 97.6%
90 K. N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU), Iran 0.13 1 N/A
91 University of Tabuk (UT), Saudi Arabia 0.20 0.12 11 -41.4%
92 Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Iran 0.08 0.12 2 49.9%
92 Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran 0.12 2 N/A
93 Sakarya University, Turkey 0.50 0.10 1 -80.2%
93 Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman (SBUK), Iran 0.10 1 N/A
94 Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Turkey 0.01 0.09 41 1,362.0%
95 Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran 0.07 0.08 1 15.3%
95 Semnan University, Iran 0.08 1 N/A
96 Information Technology University (ITU), Pakistan 0.11 0.07 1 -37.3%
96 Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia 0.07 1 N/A
96 Institute of Materials and Energy (MERC), Iran 0.07 1 N/A
96 University of Basrah, Iraq 0.07 1 N/A
96 Al-Anbar University, Iraq 0.07 1 N/A
96 University of Duhok (UoD), Iraq 0.07 1 N/A
97 Tashkent University of Information Technologies (TUIT), Uzbekistan 0.07 1 N/A
98 Qassim University (QU), Saudi Arabia 0.33 0.06 1 -81.5%
98 Atilim University, Turkey 0.06 1 N/A
98 Agricultural University of Georgia, Georgia 0.06 1 N/A
99 Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University (MSKU), Turkey 0.14 0.06 1 -61.6%
100 Sinop University, Turkey 0.25 0.05 9 -79.5%

Footnote

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