2018 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

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 12.48 11.38 37 -4.6%
2 University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Finland 2.63 3.88 14 54.6%
3 Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), Finland 11.48 3.63 18 -66.9%
4 Aalto University, Finland 2.24 2.27 8 5.8%
5 Tampere University, Finland 1.26 1.77 6 47.1%
6 Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), Finland 1.21 1.30 3 12.7%
7 University of Oulu, Finland 1.61 1.16 6 -24.4%
8 Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland 1.21 0.93 4 -19.0%
9 University of Turku (UTU), Finland 0.47 0.76 3 68.8%
10 Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Finland 1.16 0.70 4 -36.8%
11 Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority (HSY), Finland 0.15 0.31 2 117.1%
12 Finland Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland 0.29 2 N/A
13 Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE), Finland 0.57 0.28 3 -49.4%
14 Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH), Finland 0.27 1 N/A
15 University of Jyväskylä, Finland 0.41 0.22 3 -44.3%
16 BIOS Research Unit, Finland 0.17 1 N/A
17 Niras Finland Oy, Finland 0.13 1 N/A
18 Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oulu UAS), Finland 0.09 1 N/A
19 Åbo Akademi University, Finland 0.07 0.08 1 19.6%
20 Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland 0.05 0.06 1 16.3%
20 Turku University of Applied Sciences (TUAS), Finland 0.06 1 N/A
21 European Forest Institute (EFI), Finland 0.00 1 N/A
22 Finland Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Finland 0.00 6 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 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.