2018 tables: Institutions

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 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 118.91 119.11 387 -1.3%
2 Monash University, Australia 132.44 112.11 412 -16.6%
3 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 122.29 102.76 326 -17.2%
4 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 100.16 90.61 495 -10.8%
5 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 102.56 85.16 304 -18.2%
6 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 79.34 68.63 332 -14.7%
7 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 34.09 42.65 248 23.3%
8 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 52.37 39.43 184 -25.8%
9 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 34.21 38.09 226 9.7%
10 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 29.91 32.84 117 8.2%
11 Curtin University, Australia 37.35 30.17 133 -20.4%
12 Griffith University, Australia 21.72 24.60 98 11.7%
13 Macquarie University, Australia 20.91 24.49 106 15.4%
14 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 14.60 22.34 96 50.8%
15 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 24.87 18.59 75 -26.3%
16 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 14.09 15.10 82 5.6%
17 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 11.65 14.95 56 26.5%
18 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia 14.77 14.06 69 -6.2%
19 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 11.43 13.29 57 14.6%
20 Deakin University, Australia 16.05 12.92 53 -20.6%
21 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 13.10 12.83 94 -3.4%
22 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 13.37 11.62 84 -14.4%
23 La Trobe University, Australia 12.55 10.45 66 -17.9%
24 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 11.60 9.36 49 -20.5%
25 Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Australia 4.57 8.39 14 80.9%
26 Western Sydney University, Australia 6.82 8.13 46 17.6%
27 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 5.41 8.06 36 47.0%
28 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 6.91 7.90 63 12.7%
29 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 4.55 7.01 17 51.8%
30 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 5.33 7.00 41 29.5%
31 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 9.02 6.47 50 -29.3%
32 Flinders University, Australia 6.37 5.39 22 -16.6%
33 Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (AWE), Australia 3.15 3.79 24 18.5%
34 Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia 5.80 2.91 29 -50.6%
35 Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI), Australia 2.70 2.91 12 6.2%
36 Melbourne Health, Australia 4.24 2.71 49 -37.0%
37 St Vincent's Health Australia, Australia 2.36 2.70 36 12.9%
38 Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Australia 3.95 2.68 18 -33.1%
39 Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (Baker IDI), Australia 2.99 2.64 12 -13.0%
40 Victoria University (VU), Australia 1.67 2.51 5 47.7%
41 The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne (RCH), Australia 1.70 2.37 30 37.4%
42 Museums Victoria, Australia 0.23 2.26 7 854.4%
43 South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water), Australia 1.26 2.23 6 74.9%
44 Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Australia 1.61 1.83 15 12.0%
45 SA Health, Australia 1.49 1.80 25 19.6%
46 Department of Industry, Australia 1.10 1.67 21 49.5%
47 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia 1.34 1.63 13 20.2%
48 Murdoch University, Australia 3.04 1.59 16 -48.4%
49 Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Australia 0.52 1.48 24 180.6%
50 Government of Western Australia, Australia 1.24 1.28 30 1.7%
51 Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia 1.27 1.20 19 -6.3%
52 University of Canberra, Australia 0.70 1.14 5 61.3%
53 Burnet Institute, Australia 0.67 1.14 9 66.5%
54 Westmead Hospital (WSLHD), Australia 0.29 0.99 11 239.9%
55 Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG), Australia 0.38 0.96 28 147.2%
56 South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Australia 1.91 0.91 13 -53.4%
57 University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia 0.46 0.85 4 82.4%
58 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), Australia 0.28 0.85 31 200.6%
59 Royal Perth Hospital, Australia 0.33 0.82 25 147.6%
60 South East Water Corporation, Australia 0.42 0.80 18 87.2%
61 University of New England (UNE), Australia 1.99 0.75 9 -62.9%
62 Mater Health Services, Australia 0.53 0.74 26 39.2%
63 Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia 1.08 0.74 7 -32.2%
64 Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Australia 0.42 0.74 8 72.7%
65 Geoscience Australia, Australia 0.40 0.67 5 62.7%
66 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), State Government Victoria, Australia 0.46 0.65 21 38.6%
67 Melbourne Water Corporation, Australia 0.82 0.63 18 -23.9%
68 Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI), Australia 0.45 0.62 8 36.2%
69 NSW Ministry of Health, Australia 0.35 0.60 17 69.9%
70 Queensland Health, Australia 0.04 0.55 8 1,251.1%
71 Metro South Health, Australia 0.74 0.51 26 -31.6%
72 Australian Museum, Australia 0.13 0.50 1 294.3%
72 Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change (CTBCC), JCU, Australia 0.13 0.50 1 294.3%
73 Children's Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA), Australia 1.78 0.49 5 -73.0%
74 Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO), Australia 1.31 0.46 16 -65.1%
75 NSW Department of Industry, Australia 0.70 0.43 3 -39.2%
76 Phillip Island Nature Parks, Australia 0.43 2 N/A
77 Queensland Museum (QM), Australia 0.22 0.43 4 95.2%
78 Blue Minerals Consultancy (BMC), Australia 0.42 2 N/A
79 Melanoma Institute Australia, Australia 0.13 0.41 7 200.6%
80 Western Australian Museum, Australia 0.52 0.40 3 -22.6%
81 Austin Health, Australia 0.18 0.40 13 121.8%
82 Atura Pty Ltd, Australia 0.40 1 N/A
83 Liverpool Hospital, Australia 0.05 0.40 2 645.4%
84 Australian Defence Force (ADF), Australia 0.58 0.39 4 -34.6%
85 Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC), Australia 0.33 0.38 1 12.6%
86 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP), Australia 0.04 0.38 5 791.4%
87 Federation University Australia, Australia 0.25 0.36 2 41.9%
88 South Australian Museum, Australia 0.19 0.35 2 80.2%
89 The Heart Research Institute (HRI), Australia 0.89 0.35 5 -61.2%
90 Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, Australia 0.07 0.34 1 407.3%
91 Water Corporation, Australia 0.13 0.34 2 170.4%
92 Metabolomics Australia (MA), Australia 0.06 0.34 5 503.4%
93 South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), Australia 0.34 2 N/A
94 Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne (RBG Melbourne), Australia 0.33 1 N/A
94 Institute of Mine Seismology (IMS), Australia 0.33 1 N/A
94 Watervale Systems Pty Ltd., Australia 0.33 1 N/A
95 NSW Sydney Local Health District (SLHD), Australia 0.26 0.33 7 26.2%
96 Laboratory for Muscle Research and Therapeutic Development, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Australia 0.32 1 N/A
97 Alfred Health, Australia 0.60 0.31 11 -48.5%
98 Telethon Kids Institute, Australia 0.07 0.30 5 336.6%
99 Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA), Australia 0.05 0.29 2 522.4%
100 Blue Planet Marine (BPM), Australia 0.29 1 N/A
101 NSW South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), Australia 0.13 0.24 2 91.5%
102 Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI), Australia 0.22 0.23 2 4.3%
102 Cesar Pty Ltd., Australia 0.23 1 N/A
103 Sonic Healthcare Limited, Australia 0.22 3 N/A
104 Monash Health, Australia 0.61 0.21 3 -66.8%
105 Ecos Environmental Consulting P/L, Australia 0.20 1 N/A
105 Cooperative Research Centre for Polymers (CRC for Polymers), Australia 0.20 1 N/A
105 Water Futures Pty Ltd., Australia 0.20 1 N/A
106 Western Australia Department of Fisheries, Australia 0.20 4 N/A
107 Woolcock Institute of Medical Research (WIMR), Australia 0.02 0.20 2 755.3%
108 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia 0.19 1 N/A
109 Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Australia 0.41 0.19 11 -54.1%
110 Mt Buller Mt Stirling Resort Management, Australia 0.19 1 N/A
111 The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Australia 0.06 0.18 8 183.7%
112 Children's Health Queensland (CHQ), Australia 0.09 0.18 5 91.3%
113 Benitec Biopharma Ltd., Australia 0.18 1 N/A
114 Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific Pty Ltd., Australia 0.17 1 N/A
115 ATRAD Pty Ltd., Australia 0.14 1 N/A
115 Allison Laboratories Pty Ltd., Australia 0.14 1 N/A
115 CSL Limited, Australia 0.57 0.14 1 -75.5%
116 Menzies School of Health Research, Australia 0.43 0.14 4 -68.3%
117 Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia 0.39 0.13 9 -67.0%
118 Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Australia 0.06 0.13 1 121.8%
118 GHD Pty Ltd., Australia 0.25 0.13 1 -51.2%
118 BHP Billiton Limited, Australia 0.31 0.13 1 -60.2%
118 Reef Ecologic Pty Ltd., Australia 0.13 1 N/A
118 Biodiversity Assessment and Management Pty Ltd. (BAAM), Australia 0.13 1 N/A
118 Matrix Exploration Pty Ltd., Australia 0.13 1 N/A
118 Radford Geochemical Pty Ltd., Australia 0.13 1 N/A
118 Regis Resources Pty Ltd., Australia 0.13 1 N/A
119 Victorian Wader Study Group (VWSG), Australia 0.01 0.12 1 781.3%
120 Bionics Institute, Australia 0.03 0.12 4 244.9%
121 Central Queensland University (CQU), Australia 0.09 0.11 2 22.6%
122 Global Carbon Project, Australia 0.25 0.11 2 -56.4%
123 Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH), Australia 0.05 0.11 2 127.3%
124 Dyesol, Australia 0.11 2 N/A
125 Anglicare, Australia 0.10 1 N/A
126 Macquarie Group Limited, Australia 0.10 2 N/A
127 Australian Catholic University (ACU), Australia 0.37 0.10 1 -73.3%
127 Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP), Australia 0.10 1 N/A
128 Australian Proteome Analysis Facility Ltd. (APAF Ltd.), Australia 0.13 0.10 2 -30.1%
129 Goulburn Murray Water (GMW), Australia 0.10 2 N/A
130 Darwin Banana Farming Company, Australia 0.09 1 N/A
131 Western Health, Australia 0.11 0.09 9 -16.7%
132 South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD), Australia 0.03 0.08 4 178.5%
133 The George Institute for Global Health (TGI), Australia 0.01 0.08 2 505.1%
133 Townsville Hospital, Australia 0.05 0.08 1 64.3%
133 Australian College of Optometry (ACO), Australia 0.42 0.08 1 -80.3%
133 Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL), Australia 0.08 1 N/A
133 Dairy Innovation Australia Ltd. (DIAL), Australia 0.08 1 N/A
133 Minerals Targeting International Pty. Ltd., Australia 0.08 1 N/A
133 Lambert School, Australia 0.08 1 N/A
133 Infofish Australia, Australia 0.08 1 N/A
133 DigsFish Services Pty Ltd., Australia 0.08 1 N/A
133 Taronga Conservation Society Australia, Australia 0.11 0.08 1 -26.1%
134 PathWest Laboratory Medicine of Western Australia, Australia 0.01 0.08 6 507.2%
135 The Royal Women's Hospital, Australia 0.02 0.07 5 214.6%
136 Petratherm Ltd., Australia 0.07 1 N/A
136 Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines (DNRM), Australia 0.07 1 N/A
136 Victoria Department of Primary Industries (DPI), Australia 0.07 1 N/A
137 Trajan Scientific and Medical, Australia 0.07 0.07 1 5.6%
137 Department of Defence, Australia, Australia 0.53 0.07 1 -86.7%
137 KaRa Institute of Neurological Diseases (KaRa MINDS), Australia 0.07 1 N/A
138 Australian Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, Australia 0.07 1 N/A
139 Centre of Excellence (CoE) and Applied Sport Science Research, QAS, Australia 0.06 1 N/A
140 Cancer Council Victoria, Australia 0.14 0.06 8 -56.9%
141 Birds Queensland, Australia 0.01 0.06 1 340.6%
141 Global Flyway Network (GFN), Australia 0.01 0.06 1 340.6%
141 Avifauna Research and Services Pty Ltd., Australia 0.06 1 N/A
142 Perth Exoplanet Survey Telescope (PEST), Australia 0.06 2 N/A
143 Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Australia 0.41 0.06 6 -86.4%
144 Levay and Co. Environmental Services, Australia 0.06 1 N/A
144 Astronomical Society of New South Wales Inc. (ASNSW), Australia 0.06 1 N/A
145 The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH), Australia 0.01 0.05 1 498.8%
145 Pacific Environment Limited, Australia 0.05 1 N/A
146 Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, Australia 0.12 0.05 2 -59.2%
147 Sugar Research Australia Ltd (SRA), Australia 0.05 1 N/A
148 Driver Group, Australia 0.04 1 N/A
149 Bentley Health Service (BHS), Australia 0.04 1 N/A
150 Bioplatforms Australia Ltd., Australia 0.04 1 N/A
151 St John of God Health Care (SJGHC), Australia 0.00 0.04 3 645.6%
152 The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA), Australia 0.02 0.04 1 79.9%
152 National Museum of Australia (NMA), Australia 0.08 0.04 1 -54.2%
152 TissuPath Pty Ltd., Australia 0.00 0.04 1 628.7%
153 NSW Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH), Australia 1.24 0.03 1 -97.4%
153 Santos Ltd., Australia 0.03 1 N/A
154 National ICT Australia (NICTA), Australia 0.18 0.03 3 -82.0%
155 Cochlear Ltd., Australia 0.20 0.03 3 -86.5%
156 Black Dog Institute, Australia 0.12 0.02 2 -81.4%
157 Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA), Australia 0.02 1 N/A
158 Victorian Cytology Service Limited (VCS Ltd.), Australia 0.02 1 N/A
159 Hazelwood Observatory, Australia 0.02 1 N/A
160 Busselton Population Medical Research Institute (BPMRI), Australia 0.01 4 N/A
161 King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women (KEMH), Australia 0.03 0.01 1 -45.6%
162 Envoi Pathology, Australia 0.01 0.01 1 16.7%
162 Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC), Australia 0.01 1 N/A
163 South West Healthcare (SWH), Australia 0.04 0.01 5 -71.2%
163 Barwon Health, Australia 0.08 0.01 5 -86.5%
164 Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), Australia 0.01 2 N/A
165 The Cancer Council NSW, Australia 0.01 1 N/A
166 SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Australia 0.07 0.01 1 -85.3%
167 Peninsula Health, Australia 0.00 0.01 1 568.8%
167 Cabrini Health, Australia 0.01 1 N/A
168 Schizophrenia Research Institute, Australia 0.03 0.01 1 -68.2%
169 Cancer Council Queensland, Australia 0.01 1 N/A
170 Ramsay Health Care, Australia 0.22 0.01 2 -97.3%
171 Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation Incorporated (RPHMRF), Australia 0.00 0.00 4 9.4%
172 Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA), Australia 0.08 0.00 1 -94.8%
173 Institute for Respiratory Health (IRH), Australia 0.00 1 N/A
173 Lung Health Clinic, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
174 Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, Australia 0.00 0.00 1 1.5%
175 Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry (CCRN), Australia 0.00 0.00 1 -47.8%

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