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 Uppsala University (UU), Sweden 94.95 97.53 439 1.2%
2 Lund University (LU), Sweden 95.93 83.96 324 -13.7%
3 Stockholm University, Sweden 77.43 82.16 502 4.6%
4 Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden 73.86 76.44 361 2.0%
5 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 50.77 54.97 444 6.7%
6 Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers), Sweden 40.15 38.33 116 -5.9%
7 Linköping University (LiU), Sweden 30.10 37.72 105 23.5%
8 University of Gothenburg (GU), Sweden 34.17 31.81 124 -8.2%
9 Umeå University (UMU), Sweden 25.52 29.12 118 12.5%
10 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden 14.79 19.94 85 32.8%
11 Swedish Museum of Natural History, Sweden 8.83 7.84 31 -12.5%
12 Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF), Sweden 7.21 6.08 22 -16.9%
13 Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), Sweden 4.22 5.10 43 19.2%
14 Linnaeus University (LNU), Sweden 3.24 4.06 12 23.6%
15 Karlstad University (KAU), Sweden 0.06 2.35 4 4,072.6%
16 Skåne University Hospital (SUS), Sweden 2.58 1.79 22 -31.8%
17 Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Sweden 0.61 1.73 18 181.4%
18 Örebro University, Sweden 0.95 1.27 16 32.5%
19 Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS), Sweden 0.92 1.22 10 30.9%
20 Malmö University, Sweden 1.17 1.21 4 1.7%
21 Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), Sweden 0.35 1.14 4 220.3%
22 Clay Technology AB, Sweden 1.00 1 N/A
23 The National Food Agency, Sweden 0.77 0.91 2 17.5%
24 University of Borås, Sweden 1.14 0.88 7 -24.0%
25 Swerea AB, Sweden 0.05 0.74 2 1,439.2%
26 Stockholm County Council (SLL), Sweden 0.06 0.71 7 1,039.3%
27 IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Sweden 0.64 0.63 3 -3.6%
28 Sol Voltaics AB, Sweden 0.17 0.61 2 261.4%
29 Ridgeview Instruments AB, Sweden 0.50 1 N/A
29 BalticSea2020, Sweden 0.50 1 N/A
30 Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Sweden 0.52 0.47 2 -12.0%
31 European Spallation Source ESS AB, Sweden 0.24 0.40 5 64.8%
32 Tyréns AB, Sweden 0.33 1 N/A
33 Swedish Toxicology Sciences Research Center (Swetox), Sweden 0.06 0.28 3 339.1%
34 Lundin Petroleum, Sweden 0.10 0.27 1 168.8%
35 Halmstad University (HH), Sweden 0.08 0.27 3 217.6%
36 University of Skövde, Sweden 0.35 0.26 2 -26.8%
37 LunaLEC AB, Sweden 0.25 1 N/A
37 Swedish National Forensic Centre (NFC), Sweden 0.25 1 N/A
38 Calidris, Sweden 0.08 0.24 9 182.3%
38 Biokol, Lilliestrale & Co., Sweden 0.08 0.24 9 182.3%
38 Nynas AB, Sweden 0.08 0.24 9 182.3%
38 Sigrid Therapeutics AB, Sweden 0.08 0.24 9 182.3%
38 Perstorp Holding AB, Sweden 0.08 0.24 9 182.3%
38 OrganoClick AB, Sweden 0.08 0.24 9 182.3%
38 NeoZeo AB, Sweden 0.08 0.24 9 182.3%
39 Flowminder Foundation, Sweden 0.05 0.20 5 329.9%
40 Uppsala Water and Waste AB, Sweden 0.17 1 N/A
41 Swedish National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Sweden 0.05 0.16 2 254.5%
42 BioCARE, Sweden 0.14 2 N/A
43 Gästrike Vatten AB, Sweden 0.14 1 N/A
43 rdot AB, Sweden 0.14 1 N/A
44 Biopetrolia AB, Sweden 0.14 2 N/A
45 Holmen AB, Sweden 0.13 1 N/A
45 SKF Group, Sweden 0.13 1 N/A
46 BioArctic AB, Sweden 0.11 1 N/A
46 Sandvik Coromant, Sweden 0.11 1 N/A
46 Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Sweden 0.01 0.11 1 1,189.9%
47 Danderyd Hospital (DS), Sweden 0.03 0.10 1 216.3%
48 Sweden Ministry of Defence, Sweden 1.61 0.10 2 -93.9%
48 Sprint Bioscience AB, Sweden 0.10 1 N/A
48 RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB, Sweden 0.10 1 N/A
49 Single Technologies AB, Sweden 0.09 1 N/A
50 University of Gavle, Sweden 0.09 2 N/A
51 Olink Proteomics, Sweden 0.07 0.08 1 9.9%
52 The National Board of Forensic Medicine (RMV), Sweden 0.08 2 N/A
53 Mid Sweden University, Sweden 0.05 0.07 1 47.8%
53 Sweden Water Research AB, Sweden 0.17 0.07 1 -57.8%
53 Jönköping University (JU), Sweden 0.01 0.07 1 1,294.0%
54 Stockholm South General Hospital, Sweden 0.01 0.07 4 947.9%
55 ALS Scandinavia AB, Sweden 0.11 0.06 1 -44.6%
55 Aprea Therapeutics AB, Sweden 0.06 1 N/A
56 Clinical Gene Networks AB (CGN), Sweden 0.09 0.06 2 -32.7%
57 Centroid AB, Sweden 0.06 1 N/A
57 Dalarna University (DU), Sweden 0.04 0.06 1 52.6%
58 Spiber Technologies AB, Sweden 0.05 1 N/A
59 eDNA Solutions AB, Sweden 0.04 1 N/A
59 Region Västra Götaland, Sweden 0.04 1 N/A
59 Devyser, Sweden 0.04 1 N/A
60 Camurus AB, Sweden 0.04 1 N/A
61 Communicable Disease Control, Sweden 0.26 0.04 1 -86.3%
61 Swedish National Institute of Public Health, Sweden 0.26 0.04 1 -86.3%
62 Habilitering och hjälpmedel, Sweden 0.03 1 N/A
63 Medical Products Agency (MPA), Sweden 0.03 1 N/A
64 BioGaia AB, Sweden 0.03 1 N/A
65 Västerås Central Hospital, Sweden 0.03 2 N/A
66 Swedish Defence University (SEDU), Sweden 0.06 0.02 1 -67.1%
67 Medivir AB, Sweden 0.02 0.02 1 -3.2%
68 Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (SOBI), Sweden 0.02 1 N/A
69 TATAA Biocenter AB, Sweden 0.02 1 N/A
70 Ericsson, Sweden 0.03 0.00 1 -98.0%

Footnote

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  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 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.