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 National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Italy 32.97 30.01 64 -4.7%
2 National Research Council (CNR), Italy 20.37 11.34 50 -41.7%
3 National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), Italy 2.82 6.45 31 139.8%
4 University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy 4.00 5.62 29 47.2%
5 University of Turin (UNITO), Italy 3.99 5.16 17 35.3%
6 University of Roma Tre, Italy 4.60 4.56 13 3.8%
7 University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy 6.51 4.46 11 -28.3%
8 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 4.25 4.11 22 1.1%
9 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 2.63 2.90 17 15.4%
10 University of Palermo (UNIPA), Italy 3.18 2.21 10 -27.2%
11 Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy 0.99 2.07 9 120.0%
12 University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy 2.70 2.06 15 -19.8%
13 University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy 0.83 2.01 9 152.5%
14 University of Bari Aldo Moro (UniBA), Italy 0.48 1.63 5 259.0%
15 Marche Polytechnic University (UNIVPM), Italy 1.63 4 N/A
16 University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy 1.77 1.63 8 -3.6%
17 Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare (IRCCS), Italy 0.50 1.62 3 238.2%
18 Italy Ministry of Health, Italy 0.03 1.57 2 4,999.2%
19 University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy 0.33 1.54 4 382.0%
20 Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Italy 0.08 1.48 4 1,753.4%
21 University of Trento (UNITN), Italy 0.20 1.22 3 537.4%
22 University of L'Aquila (UNIVAQ), Italy 0.67 1.17 3 83.9%
23 Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), Italy 1.22 1.10 6 -5.5%
24 University of Catania, Italy 0.79 1.10 4 46.3%
25 University of Pisa (UNIPI), Italy 2.52 0.89 9 -62.9%
26 Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy 1.00 0.80 4 -16.7%
27 University of Parma (UNIPR), Italy 0.27 0.71 4 177.6%
28 Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Italy 0.11 0.71 6 568.4%
29 National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), Italy 0.55 0.70 2 32.4%
30 Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy 0.80 0.62 3 -18.9%
31 CIMA Research Foundation, Italy 0.60 1 N/A
32 University of Urbino, Italy 0.69 0.59 4 -9.8%
33 Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn Napoli (SZN), Italy 0.11 0.56 3 441.1%
34 National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), Italy 0.07 0.47 5 631.9%
35 University of Genova, Italy 1.44 0.45 3 -67.0%
36 Italian Space Agency (ASI), Italy 0.01 0.43 6 3,388.7%
37 University of Salento, Italy 0.54 0.41 3 -19.9%
38 University of Pavia (UNIPV), Italy 0.54 0.41 4 -21.2%
39 Eni s.p.a., Italy 0.69 0.40 1 -38.9%
39 Geological Observatory of Coldigioco (OGC), Italy 0.40 3 N/A
40 University of Perugia, Italy 0.66 0.40 3 -36.5%
41 University of Camerino (UNICAM), Italy 0.13 0.39 4 229.7%
42 National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Italy 0.20 0.39 3 110.0%
43 University of Tuscia (UNITUS), Italy 0.22 0.39 4 88.3%
44 University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), Italy 0.03 0.37 4 1,225.2%
45 University of Ferrara (UNIFE), Italy 1.03 0.36 3 -64.0%
46 University of Siena (UNISI), Italy 0.19 0.35 5 87.5%
47 University of Salerno (UNISA), Italy 0.10 0.34 2 246.8%
48 Museo Civico di Rovereto, Italy 0.08 0.33 1 318.7%
48 University of Brescia (UNIBS), Italy 0.65 0.33 1 -46.3%
48 Integrated Services Company SpA (ASI), Italy 0.33 1 N/A
49 Bocconi University, Italy 0.33 3 N/A
50 University of Chieti (Ud'A), Italy 0.56 0.26 3 -52.3%
51 University of Trieste (UNITS), Italy 0.45 0.24 2 -45.4%
52 University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (UNICAS), Italy 0.29 0.23 2 -17.8%
53 University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy 0.30 0.23 3 -20.2%
54 University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy 0.21 3 N/A
55 University of Verona (UNIVR), Italy 0.17 0.20 1 25.6%
55 Alto Trevigiano Servizi S.r.l., Italy 0.20 1 N/A
56 Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Italy 0.18 2 N/A
57 Pangea s.r.l., Italy 0.17 1 N/A
58 Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), Italy 0.17 0.15 4 -3.8%
59 Edmund Mach Foundation, Italy 0.22 0.15 2 -28.7%
60 University of Insubria, Italy 0.14 2 N/A
61 Metropolitana Milanese S.p.A., Italy 0.14 1 N/A
61 Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Italy 0.14 1 N/A
62 Ca' Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE), Italy 0.39 0.14 4 -62.6%
63 Unione Astrofili Italiani (UAI), Italy 0.11 2 N/A
64 Museo Geologico Giovanni Capellini, Italy 0.10 1 N/A
64 CERTEMA S.c.a.r.l., Italy 0.10 1 N/A
65 American Academy in Rome, Italy 0.08 1 N/A
66 University of Foggia (UNIFG), Italy 0.18 0.08 1 -55.9%
66 Consorzio Universitario della Provincia di Trapani, Italy 0.08 1 N/A
67 Civil Protection Department, Italy 0.56 0.07 1 -86.5%
67 World Food Programme (WFP), Italy 0.07 1 N/A
67 National Interuniversity Consortium for the Physical Sciences of Matter (CNISM), Italy 0.30 0.07 1 -75.1%
68 Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria (UNIRC), Italy 0.07 1 N/A
69 University of Sassari (UniSS), Italy 0.06 3 N/A
70 Leonardo S.p.A., Italy 0.05 1 N/A
71 Gruppo Astrofili Montagna Pistoiese (GAMP), Italy 0.04 1 N/A
72 The National Park of Abruzzo, Italy 0.04 1 N/A
72 The Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy 0.04 1 N/A
72 Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (UniBz), Italy 0.04 1 N/A
72 A.O.U. Citta della Salute e della Scienza di Torino, Italy 0.04 1 N/A
73 Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Italy 0.03 1 N/A
74 Compagnia di San Paolo, Italy 0.03 1 N/A
75 University of Messina (UNIME), Italy 1.04 0.03 2 -97.4%
76 Clément Fillietroz-ONLUS Foundation, Italy 0.02 1 N/A
76 Lajatico Astronomical Association, Italy 0.02 1 N/A
77 Enel S.p.A., Italy 0.02 0.02 1 1.1%
78 University of Cagliari (UNICA), Italy 0.15 0.01 2 -90.1%
79 Monte Agliale Astronomical Observatory, Italy 0.01 1 N/A
79 Osservatorio Astronomico di Tavolaia, Italy 0.01 1 N/A
80 University of Udine (UNIUD), Italy 0.01 0.01 1 -10.3%
80 University of Molise (UNIMOL), Italy 0.01 1 N/A
80 University of Bergamo, Italy 0.01 1 N/A
81 Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy 0.14 0.00 1 -97.2%
81 Italy Ministry of the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea (MATTM), Italy 0.00 1 N/A
81 Italy Ministry of Infrastructures and Transport (MIT), Italy 0.00 1 N/A
81 Italy Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies (MiPAAF), Italy 0.00 1 N/A
81 Italy Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MiBACT), Italy 0.00 1 N/A
81 Italy Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), Italy 0.00 1 N/A
81 Italy Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR), Italy 0.00 1 N/A
81 University of Teramo (UniTE), Italy 0.00 1 N/A
81 Parthenope University of Naples, Italy 0.00 1 N/A

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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.