2018 tables: Institutions

Table criteria

The 2018 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

2017 Institution Share 2016 Share 2017
1 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 107.96 111.02
2 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 12.45 12.14
3 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 4.53 3.46
4 King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC), Saudi Arabia 3.31 3.3
5 King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia 1.86 3.19
6 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Saudi Arabia 1.04 1.76
7 King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia 2.26 1.42
8 Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia 0.68 1.05
9 Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia 0.35 1.02
10 Taibah University, Saudi Arabia 0.1 0.69
11 Saudi Arabia Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (MNG-HA), Saudi Arabia 0.77 0.58
12 King Faisal University (KFU), Saudi Arabia 0.6 0.53
13 Saudi Geological Survey (SGS), Saudi Arabia 0.5
14 Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), Saudi Arabia 0.29 0.44
15 Cristal Global, Saudi Arabia 0.29
16 Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University (PMU), Saudi Arabia 0.33 0.25
16 Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), Saudi Arabia 0.25
17 Jazan University, Saudi Arabia 0.02 0.13
18 Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Group (HMG), Saudi Arabia 0.11
19 University of Tabuk (UT), Saudi Arabia 0.2 0.09
20 Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia 0.2 0.09
21 King Fahad Medical City (KFMC), Saudi Arabia 0.25 0.09
22 Dr. Ameen Softah Medical Center, Saudi Arabia 0.07
22 Maternity and Children Hospital in Madinah, Saudi Arabia 0.07
23 Qassim University (QU), Saudi Arabia 0.33 0.06
24 Dharan Health Center, Saudi Arabia 0.05
25 Aziziah Maternity and Children’s Hospital, Saudi Arabia 0.04
25 Dr. Erfan and Bagedo General Hospital, Saudi Arabia 0.04
26 University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 0.08 0.03
27 King Abdullah Center for Crescent Observation and Astronomy, Saudi Arabia 0.02
28 Security Forces Hospital (SFH), Saudi Arabia 0.09 0.02
28 Armed Forces Hospitals, Southern Region (AFHSR), Saudi Arabia 0.02
29 Majmaah University (MU), Saudi Arabia 0.5 0.01
30 Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia 0.29 0.01
31 King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital (KKESH), Saudi Arabia 0.06 0.01

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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 2019 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.