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 University of Helsinki, Finland 51.70 60.82 338 16.0%
2 Aalto University, Finland 45.73 41.05 213 -11.5%
3 University of Jyväskylä, Finland 19.03 19.65 162 1.8%
4 University of Turku (UTU), Finland 17.53 13.04 62 -26.7%
5 University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Finland 7.34 12.64 65 69.7%
6 Tampere University, Finland 13.70 11.34 155 -18.4%
7 University of Oulu, Finland 7.79 9.16 50 15.9%
8 Åbo Akademi University, Finland 7.19 5.99 28 -17.9%
9 Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), Finland 12.13 3.85 21 -68.7%
10 VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., Finland 3.58 3.12 59 -14.3%
11 Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland 3.18 2.72 110 -15.8%
12 The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS), Finland 2.50 2.05 71 -19.2%
13 Nokia Corporation, Finland 1.22 2.03 11 64.2%
14 Finland Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland 1.60 1.73 50 7.0%
15 Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), Finland 1.21 1.30 3 6.1%
16 Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Finland 2.51 1.15 6 -54.8%
17 Emberion Oy, Finland 1.09 2 N/A
18 Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE), Finland 0.64 0.91 6 40.5%
19 Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH), Finland 0.07 0.72 3 924.1%
20 Minerva Foundation Institute for Medical Research, Finland 1.03 0.56 7 -46.5%
21 Novia University of Applied Sciences, Finland 0.16 0.42 2 162.8%
22 CSC - IT Center for Science Ltd., Finland 0.33 1 N/A
22 BIOS Research Unit, Finland 0.33 3 N/A
23 Samfundet Folkhälsan, Finland 0.54 0.31 10 -42.2%
24 Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority (HSY), Finland 0.15 0.31 2 104.4%
25 Institute for Economic Research (VATT), Finland 0.20 1 N/A
26 Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District (NOHD), Finland 0.30 0.19 3 -36.8%
27 Fimlab Laboratories Ltd., Finland 0.68 0.19 16 -73.1%
28 Neurotar Ltd., Finland 0.18 0.18 1 -1.4%
29 University of Lapland, Finland 0.10 0.17 1 64.3%
30 European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland 0.14 1 N/A
31 Niras Finland Oy, Finland 0.13 1 N/A
32 Canatu Oy, Finland 0.10 1 N/A
33 Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oulu UAS), Finland 0.09 1 N/A
34 Central Finland Central Hospital, Jyväskylä, Finland 0.00 0.08 2 2,214.7%
35 Kuopio Research Institute of Exercise Medicine (KRIEM), Finland 0.02 0.08 6 223.0%
36 Pirkanmaa Hospital District, Finland 0.03 0.06 1 108.6%
37 Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland 0.05 0.06 1 9.5%
37 Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS), Finland 0.06 1 N/A
38 Finnish Red Cross Blood Service, Finland 0.05 1 N/A
39 Northern Finland Birth Cohorts (NFBC), Finland 0.03 1 N/A
40 Northern Finland Laboratory Centre (NordLab), Finland 0.36 0.01 4 -97.3%
41 Admescope Ltd., Finland 0.28 0.01 1 -96.7%
42 Helsinki Division of Social Services and Health Care Sector, Finland 0.01 2 N/A
43 South Ostrobothnia Health Care District (SO HCD), Finland 0.00 0.01 2 64.7%
44 LIKES - Research Center for Sport and Health Sciences, Finland 0.00 1 N/A
45 European Forest Institute (EFI), Finland 0.00 1 N/A
46 Finland Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Finland 0.00 6 N/A
47 Vaasa Central Hospital, Finland 0.01 0.00 1 -80.5%
48 Seinjoki Central Hospital, Finland 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 Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*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.