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 Oslo (UiO), Norway 20.82 22.63 92 13.7%
2 University of Bergen (UIB), Norway 10.20 11.07 46 13.5%
3 University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), Norway 7.39 8.40 40 18.9%
4 Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), Norway 2.92 3.68 30 32.2%
5 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway 5.89 3.67 11 -34.8%
6 Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Norway 3.75 3.32 24 -7.5%
7 Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway 1.61 2.99 24 94.2%
8 Norway Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Norway 2.89 2.84 37 2.8%
9 Equinor ASA, Norway 0.43 2.69 6 556.1%
10 Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Norway 0.65 2.58 4 313.0%
11 Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC), Norway 2.71 2.35 25 -9.3%
12 Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway 1.61 2.18 21 41.6%
13 Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE), Norway 3.08 2.06 26 -29.7%
14 Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Norway 2.90 1.77 24 -36.1%
15 SINTEF, Norway 0.59 1.75 18 209.1%
16 Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Norway 0.74 1.50 5 111.3%
17 University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Norway 1.31 1.30 21 3.5%
18 University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway 1.00 2 N/A
19 Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Norway 1.07 0.91 17 -10.9%
20 International Research Institute of Stavanger (IRIS), Norway 0.88 2 N/A
21 Norway Ministry of Education and Research, Norway 1.59 0.80 24 -47.6%
22 Volcanic Basin Petroleum Research (VBPR), Norway 0.20 0.64 3 240.5%
23 NORSAR, Norway 0.42 0.60 1 50.7%
24 Alere Technologies A.S., Norway 0.45 2 N/A
25 Telenor Group, Norway 0.43 2 N/A
26 Nansen Scientific Society, Norway 0.33 1 N/A
27 Simula Research Laboratory, Norway 0.30 1 N/A
28 Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA), Norway 0.09 0.29 14 220.2%
28 Norwegian Mapping Authority, Norway 0.09 0.29 14 220.2%
28 Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research (Bioforsk), Norway 0.09 0.29 14 220.2%
28 Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute (NFLI), Norway 0.09 0.29 14 220.2%
28 Nofima AS, Norway 0.09 0.29 14 220.2%
28 Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU), Norway 0.09 0.29 14 220.2%
28 Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA), Norway 0.09 0.29 14 220.2%
28 Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI), Norway 0.15 0.29 14 101.2%
28 Northern Research Institute (Norut), Norway 0.18 0.29 14 69.7%
29 Project Stardust, Norway 0.25 1 N/A
30 Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL), Norway 0.47 0.20 2 -55.1%
31 Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), Norway 0.17 1 N/A
31 Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), Norway 0.59 0.17 1 -70.5%
31 Christian Michelsen Research AS (CMR), Norway 0.17 1 N/A
32 TGS, Norway 0.14 0.14 1 4.7%
33 Marine Harvest ASA, Norway 0.13 1 N/A
33 Agder naturmuseum og botaniske hage, Norway 0.13 1 N/A
34 University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), Norway 0.12 2 N/A
35 University of Agder (UiA), Norway 0.04 0.11 2 179.1%
36 Exploro AS, Norway 0.10 1 N/A
37 Jerstad Wild Management, Norway 0.08 1 N/A
38 ALS Laboratory Group Norway AS, Norway 0.08 1 N/A
39 Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University), Norway 0.03 1 N/A
40 Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), Norway 0.02 1 N/A

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 Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*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.