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 Oslo (UiO), Norway 60.56 67.96 347 10.6%
2 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway 23.95 24.51 87 0.9%
3 University of Bergen (UIB), Norway 18.21 24.05 210 30.2%
4 University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), Norway 10.97 16.99 77 52.7%
5 Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway 5.01 9.29 43 82.9%
6 University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway 2.89 5.38 11 83.4%
7 Norway Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Norway 3.06 4.42 48 42.5%
8 Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Norway 3.78 4.35 28 13.2%
9 Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), Norway 2.92 3.78 33 27.6%
10 Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Norway 1.82 3.22 11 74.8%
11 Equinor ASA, Norway 0.43 2.69 6 517.8%
12 Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC), Norway 2.73 2.46 28 -11.3%
13 SINTEF, Norway 1.10 2.44 25 118.3%
14 Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway 1.62 2.24 23 36.4%
15 Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE), Norway 3.13 2.23 30 -29.8%
16 Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Norway 2.90 2.22 27 -24.5%
17 Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Norway 0.74 1.50 5 99.0%
18 University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Norway 1.41 1.35 23 -5.9%
19 Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Norway 1.53 1.35 23 -13.4%
20 Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Norway 0.80 0.96 2 19.2%
21 International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS), Norway 0.88 2 N/A
22 Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL), Norway 1.11 0.85 21 -24.3%
23 Norway Ministry of Education and Research, Norway 1.59 0.85 26 -47.5%
24 Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), Norway 0.59 0.67 2 11.1%
25 Volcanic Basin Petroleum Research (VBPR), Norway 0.20 0.64 3 220.6%
26 University of Agder (UiA), Norway 0.11 0.62 7 476.8%
27 NORSAR, Norway 0.42 0.60 1 41.9%
28 Ferrx AS, Norway 0.50 1 N/A
29 Bergen Hospital Trust, Norway 1.01 0.48 23 -52.9%
30 Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI), Norway 0.17 0.45 17 157.0%
31 Alere Technologies A.S., Norway 0.45 2 N/A
31 Simula Research Laboratory, Norway 0.45 2 N/A
32 Telenor Group, Norway 0.43 2 N/A
33 Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA), Norway 0.09 0.34 16 252.1%
33 Norwegian Mapping Authority, Norway 0.09 0.34 16 252.1%
33 Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research (Bioforsk), Norway 0.09 0.34 16 252.1%
33 Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute (NFLI), Norway 0.09 0.34 16 252.1%
33 Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU), Norway 0.09 0.34 16 252.1%
33 Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA), Norway 0.09 0.34 16 252.1%
33 Nofima AS, Norway 0.12 0.34 16 185.3%
33 Northern Research Institute (Norut), Norway 0.84 0.34 16 -60.4%
34 Nansen Scientific Society, Norway 0.33 1 N/A
35 Nel ASA, Norway 0.29 1 N/A
36 Institute for Social Research, Norway 0.25 1 N/A
36 Project Stardust, Norway 0.25 1 N/A
37 Diakonhjemmet Foundation, Norway 0.00 0.21 5 9,968.9%
38 Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University), Norway 0.07 0.20 2 173.1%
39 Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), Norway 0.17 1 N/A
39 Christian Michelsen Research AS (CMR), Norway 0.17 1 N/A
40 Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NSSS), Norway 0.15 2 N/A
41 Nordland Hospital, Norway 0.15 3 N/A
42 TGS, Norway 0.14 0.14 1 -1.4%
43 Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), Norway 0.04 0.13 3 233.1%
44 Marine Harvest ASA, Norway 0.13 1 N/A
44 Agder naturmuseum og botaniske hage, Norway 0.13 1 N/A
44 Affitech Research AS, Norway 0.13 1 N/A
45 University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), Norway 0.25 0.12 2 -52.3%
46 Exploro AS, Norway 0.10 1 N/A
47 Cancer Registry of Norway (CRN), Norway 0.03 0.08 4 228.0%
48 Jerstad Wild Management, Norway 0.08 1 N/A
49 ALS Laboratory Group Norway AS, Norway 0.08 1 N/A
50 Lovisenberg Deacon Hospital, Norway 0.06 2 N/A
51 Helgelandssykehuset, Norway 0.06 1 N/A
52 Helse Stavanger University Hospital, Norway 0.01 0.05 2 794.5%
53 Nord University (UiN), Norway 0.26 0.04 1 -84.1%
54 Vestre Viken Hospital Trust, Norway 0.01 0.04 4 184.4%
55 Bjørknes College, Norway 0.04 0.04 1 -1.4%
56 Central Norway Regional Health Authority, Norway 0.04 1 N/A
57 Buskerud and Vestfold University College (HBV), Norway 0.28 0.03 17 -88.3%
58 The National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES), Norway 1.51 0.03 4 -98.1%
59 Førde Central Hospital, Norway 0.03 1 N/A
60 Telemark Hospital Skien, Norway 0.03 1 N/A
61 Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), Norway 0.02 1 N/A
62 Sørlandet Hospital HF, Norway 0.10 0.02 2 -80.7%
63 Norwegian Public Health Association (NOPHA), Norway 0.02 1 N/A
64 Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Ageing and Health (Ageing and Health), Norway 0.01 1 N/A
64 Vestfold Hospital Trust, Norway 0.01 1 N/A
65 Innlandet Hospital Trust, Norway 0.03 0.01 1 -81.0%
66 Diakonhjemmet Sykehus AS, Norway 0.03 0.00 1 -85.9%

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.